When you own and run a small business (Nancy B’s House of Lights), long vacations can be few and far between. For the past 20 or more years, Nancy and I have taken shorter vacations. We call them mini-moons, 3- and 4-day escapes, often to the Outer Banks.
We took another mini-moon last week to the coast, but the Virginia coast. Deltaville, to be exact.
I had spent a lot of time in Deltaville in the past, on fishing escapades in my role as an outdoor writer. I have fished out of this quaint village with Capt. Howard Kruse, Capt. Hank Norton, Capt. Gilly, and others. It’s a cool place and I decided this year to drag Nancy along. She loved it.
What’s not to love about Deltaville?
Located on the eastern tip of Middlesex County in what is called the Middle Peninsula, this is “Rivah” country as the southerners drawl. It is also called the Boating Capital of the Chesapeake Bay. The area has numerous marinas, boatyards and marine-related businesses. It is ideally situated near Sting Ray Point, jutting out on the eastern side of the Bay. The fishing here is first rate.
Nancy and I stayed in a small honeymoon cottage on Sturgeon’s Creek. It had one bedroom, a nice bath, a comfortable living room, a galley kitchen and a glassed-in porch overlooking Sturgeon’s Creek. The front porch took in the views of the Rappahannock River. I was drawn to the cottage because of the 100-foot pier at the rear.
We arrived Thursday, settled in and awaited the arrival of hurricane Ian. It was rainy and windy for a day or two, then cleared. Despite some nasty weather, we had a wonderful time.