Beth, a recent guest from Ohio, captured this photo of a Blue Heron near the jetty right in front of the Cottage late in the day. She says she watched it struggle to eat a small crab then walk slowly and gracefully through the water towards the beach. Blue Herons are seen often this time of year at the Cottage.
Guests celebrating their first anniversary caught this 17″ flounder from their kayak right in Hills Bay last week. They say they found it at Cherry Point, the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay visible from the Cottage. They report they caught a few larger ones as well.
Guests at the Cottage earlier this month saw a bald eagle every morning while there. This beautiful photo, published this week in the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette, was taken of a bald eagle over Hills Bay by Gwynn’s Island Resident Roxy Gwynn. (photo courtesy of Roxy Gwynn and the Gloucester Mathews Gazette-Journal)
High school friends and their families from CT, PA and VA for vacation on the Island, spending a lot of time at the Cottage. The week over the 4th of July included swimming, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, crabbing with nets and pots, geochaching all over the Island, lots of Scrabble, watching a live reenactment of the Revolutionary War Battle of Cricket Hill, and about a dozen sets of fireworks […]