Sunrise and Coffee Cup from the Deck
Guest Greg caught an early morning sky over the water looking out to the opening of the Chesapeake Bay from the deck of the Cottage.
Mother-Daughter Paddleboard Ride
Guests from Pittsburgh enjoyed a mother-daughter stand up paddleboard ride on a very calm Hills Bay.
Blue Heron, Pink Water
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.
Flounder Catch Last Week By Guests on Hills Bay
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.
There’s a Crab in the Cottage!
Charlottesville artist Kaki Dimock painted a mural of a blue crab in the twin bedroom this week at the Cottage. We hear the crab is quite happy in its new habitat and may stick around.
Anchors Aweigh on the 2017 Season!
Annual guest George P sent this photo in a few weeks ago, showing his boat on the Cottage beach last summer. A nice reminder that warmer temps are coming soon. Bookings for the 2017 season are open on VRBO: https://www.vrbo.com/821333. Anchors aweigh!
Bald Eagle Spotted Over Gwynn’s Island
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)
Look at that Crab Caught with Just a Net!
Milo’s mother took this photo of his expression as they caught crabs off the beach and jetty this week. Other photos from Milo’s stay at the Cottage as he kayaked with dolphins and played in the water:
Crabs from the Crabpot!
Guests earlier this month set the crabpot in the shed out in Hills Bay and this was the result! Looks like they got some nice size jimmies by just leaving the pot out for a couple of days. (Note: the shrimp on the plate did NOT come from Hills Bay.)