We have taken thousands of photographs of Belle Grove Plantation over the last two years.
But one of them we haven’t gotten was from the river.
Last night, we were invited to come along on a boat trip by Jim from Port Royal.
He knew we wanted to see this view and took us out in his boat.
All I can say is….. WOW!
It looks so much more beautiful looking at it the way the builders intended it to be viewed. You know, when it was built, all travel was by boat. So the riverside of Belle Grove Plantation is in fact the front of the Mansion.
And what a view it was!
Just so you can understand the land between the Mansion and river.
Mansion’s Riverside is a River Plateau.
From the door to the first terrace is about a hundred yards.
Then we have two more terraces that are about 50 feet each.
Then we have a brush line that marks the drop off. This drop off is about 20 feet straight down to the waters edge.
Of course it didn’t hard that it was time for the sun to set too!
The James Madison Bridge.
Belle Grove is on the other side of the river and the other side of the bridge.
The Ferry that once worked from Port Conway is just to the right of the bridge on the other side of the river.
I normally don’t include out of focus pictures, but this one was just so pretty!
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