I caught this image coming in for a landing at Dulles Airport. Just beyond the tip of the island, at Algonkian Park, is seven mile stretch of river down to Riverbend Park, just above Great Falls. The route takes you through Seneca Breaks, a granite escarpment that depending on the water level, provides about a mile of class 1 and class 2 rapids. Just enough to be engaging without being too scary. The river opens to embrace multiple islands and habitat for all things wild in Northern Virginia. I’ve seen everything from eagles to seven-foot Virginia water snakes lounging on rocks to deer swimming across the river.