Whenever we are staying in Williamsburg for a few days we always try to go over to Surry County on the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. The chill of the early morning soon gave way to the perfect warm Autumn day on the James river.
The ferry operates 365 days a year between James City County and Surry County in Virginia. We drove our car onto the free ferry at Jamestown.
Four ferries operate between the two counties-the Williamsburg, the Pocahantas, the Powhatan, and the Surry ferry.
Even the gulls want a free ride every now and then!
Riding over we see the ships at Jamestown-the Susan Constant, the Discovery, and the Godspeed.
The monument at Jamestown comes into view as well. This monument was erected in 1907 at the 300th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown in 1607. The inscription on its base reads--Jamestown the first permanent colony of the English people. The birthplace of Virginia and the United States, May 13, 1607.
Once we traveled across the river the exited the ferry and took a ride to the Surry Seafood Company for lunch. We had eaten here last year and were ready to enjoy some seafood.
Grayden and I shared the seafood platter of shrimp, scallops, grouper, and crab cake. After our delicious lunch we walked the docks behind the restuarant.
It was a lovely afternoon to take in the views along Gray's Creek Marina.
Autumn colored the creek edges with her golden palate.
It was one of those perfect Autumn days for Grayden and I!
Thank you for taking a look at our time across the James on the ferry!
Enjoy the fleeting days of Autumn, my friends!