Back Bay Wildlife Refuge is located at the end of Sandpiper Road in the community of Sandbridge Beach, VA. It's beautiful in a wild, desolate way filled with all kinds of birds and once I saw a deer on the dunes. This picture of a boardwalk is a trail from the interior of the park to the dunes and the beach. I used the refuge as a setting in the book, with a few changes made to it to fit my storyline. I visit the refuge every time I go to Virginia Beach. There's always something new to see.