Monday, September 30, 2013

Short Travel Day to Dam Neck

Judy and I left Cheatham Annex late Sunday morning to travel to our next destination- the small naval base at Dam Neck just six miles south of Virginia Beach. A little known fact about the base is it is home to an elite Naval Fighting Force rumored to have taken out UBL. My history here dates back to early 1972 when I was a young sailor attending courses at the Fleet Anti-Air Warfare Training Center Atlantic as it was called then. My last three years in the Navy I was the Command Master Chief of Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF) Dam Neck. If you would like to know more about what NOPF does Click.

We took an interesting route via the James Town Ferry to Dam Neck so we could stop by one of our favorite eateries, Cowlings Barbeque. Judy and I ate there many times as we transitioned from the military to our Bedford period.  The drive was only 115 miles even though we took the long way around. We will be staying here for 2 weeks.

Crossing the James River
217 Ferry
Cowlings Barbeque217 Cowlings BBQ Sign
217 Cowlings bbq
Sea Mist Oceanside RV Park
217 site 25    217 ocean
That is all for now.  Thanks for Stopping by.
Next Blog: Wed


  1. I have heard that's a very good place to fish!

  2. We used to go to the beach a lot at Dam Neck 1970-72 while my Dad was serving as the Communications Officer on the USS John F Kennedy. Good times!