The ebb and flow of the tide in the James River makes this spot beautiful and unpredictable. The "Island Drive" on Jamestown Island provides a three or five mile drive, ride, walk or run through the woods and over the marshes. The site in the photo is "Black Point" at which you can leave the paved road and walk to the river's edge. Depending on the tide, you will have a large or small beach to navigate. This is about the midway of the tides. Eagles, osprey, deer, turkey and other residents are often seen on the drive.