August 30, 2011

Welcome to Tangier Island!

We were glad to finally get to Tangier Island, which we had talked about visiting for a long time. We took a golf-cart tour, which only requires about 15 minutes. We also had lunch at Fisherman's Corner, walked to the local museum, and visited a gift shop.

We learned that the island is losing population as young people grow up and move to the mainland. Around 500 people live on the island now. There is a modern school and most of the teachers grew up on the island, went off to college on the mainland, and then came back to teach and rejoin the quiet island lifestyle.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to know that you finally visited Tangier Island.
    Have a wonderful weekend.


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