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The River Cottage – Kath Eats Actual Meals

My buddy Ellen and I spent two nights at a river cottage in North, Virginia. Right here’s the recap of our peaceable keep!

Cottage By The River

My buddy Ellen booked this tremendous charming Airbnb in Jap Virginia for 4 nights. She invited me to affix for as many as I may get away, so I spent final Thursday and Friday along with her having fun with the peaceable quiet by the water. 

The home is situated in North, Virginia roughly quarter-hour from the city of Mathews and 20 minutes from Gloucester. It was second again from the water with entry to a pleasant dock. 

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The home was SO CUTE!

I took so many psychological notes concerning the cute decor. 

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And effectively appointed with kayaks, bikes, an out of doors bathe, a hammock, adirondack chairs, an out of doors desk, and extra. 

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It had 2 bedrooms, facet by facet, and one tub. Excellent for 2 associates or a small household! 

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The cover cowl was sooooo mushy AND it had a zipper closure, which is my new requirement for duvets due to the cleaner line it makes. I checked th tag and the cover was by Kotten Cuture and 100% Egyptian cotton. An amazing value too! I feel I’m getting one…

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The view:

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Chef Salads

For lunch we had chef salads. Scrumptious! 

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Paddleboarding and Kayaks

Ellen loves all outdoorsy stuff and he or she introduced her stand-up paddleboard. I gave it a check run with wobbly legs. I’ve the worst stability. 

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We additionally went kayaking. The kayaks had fairly a couple of spider webs on them, and I used to be not sure if we must always go. My worry was {that a} spider would crawl out whereas I used to be on the water and I might be trapped! 

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IT HAPPENED! AHHHH. Right here we’re filled with adrenaline. I virtually jumped within the river!  

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Dinner At The White Canine Bistro

We took showers and dressed up for a pleasant dinner in downtown Mathews at The White Canine Bistro.

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The restaurant has received many awards, and I can vouch that every one of them have been effectively deserved. We had an unbelievable meal! 

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Amuse-buche: watermelon and feta

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Superb crab and crawfish hushpuppies

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a heat bacon and maple salad with herby goat cheese and candied pecans

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Pineapple scallops in a vanilla bean beurre blanc for me

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Surf + Turf for Ellen

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Pecan Pie with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce

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Tidal Flooding

Once we returned, we realized the water degree had come up fairly a bit! Apparently they’ve tidal flooding. It was creepy to see the place we had stood earlier was lined in water. 

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We watched the film “This Is 40” to unwind. Very acceptable! 


On Friday morning we had leisurely espresso and breakfast – bagels from residence and one of the best cantaloupe ever. 

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Bike Paths

The neighborhood had numerous sandy bike baths to discover. We went on a forty five minute experience throughout. 

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Energy Stroll 

Then I went on an influence stroll and Ellen when kayaking! (I used to be nonetheless recovering from the spider incident so I stayed on dry land). 

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Chef Salads Spherical 2

This time we added a half glass of wine……after which extra!!

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Afternoon Chill Time

Studying + nice views by the water. The climate was completely good!

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Dinner at Gap In The Wall

For dinner we drove to Gwynn Island to eat at Gap In The Wall.

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It was on the informal facet, and we bought the primary spot at a picnic desk on the deck. 

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Oysters on the Half Shell!

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Blackened Flounder, Brussels, Cottage Potatoes

The potatoes have been out of this world – pimento cheese model! We liked the meals. Ellen had blackened flounder tacos.  

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Our cottage faces due east, so we made a degree to get residence early sufficient to take pleasure in it on the dock. 

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The top!

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