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I think the important thing is to accent the TO and pronounce it with a long "O" like in toe.

There is plenty of great sailing on the Corrotoman and sheltered anchorages. A quick sail out to the Rappahannock offers the best sunsets.

I use the ferry whenever I can. It shortens the trip to town and the operators are interesting to talk with.

To be clear, I live in the western mountains of Virginia. The narrow winding roads and slower pace of things appeals to me. You might be more content on the Kilmarnock side.
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Oh, so it's snowing in the mountains of Virginia and not near Kilmarnock....We have not checked the mountains. Can't wait until we time to do that! I've heard there's not any snow skiing there, is that right?

"The narrow winding roads and slower pace of things appeals to me" from your fingers to my brain. I sure I'm saying that within a month of living there.

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There are several ski areas in Virginia and West Virginia.
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First, do you pronounce Corrotoman with an A like it was CArro-to-man...I've been told if I don't, folks there will look at me funny....

Your opening sentence is more what I wondering about (sailing conditions/water state). Sounds like there would be many more days "pleasant" days for having an afternoon/sunset sail. Where you are vs one of the creeks on the SE side on the NN that puts you right out on the bay.

On our last trip out we rented a home the water, close to Mollusk, on Bayview Dr. Do you use the Marry Pt ferry much? Does it save any time? I won't ask what you think of Devils bottom rd. I do wonder if you mind being on that side of the Corrotoman? We are VERY spoiled now, living in a great suburb of KC. Every store you'd ever want is 5 minutes away. We are ready to give that up, but I think it was a was close to 30-minute drive into Kilmarnock. So something on the other side of the river looks more appealing....(Boy are we picky or what? :-) )

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Unless you compare it to Mollusk.
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I would not call Kilmarnok a big city. It's actually quite the opposite
What do mean not a big city? I think it has 6 or 7 stop lights, a super Walmart, both Walgreen & CVS, a couple of banks, McDonald's, at least one really good restaurant (Carwash) a few other good ones, a nice coffee shop, heck there is even a sushi place, a wine shop, sporting goods, jewelry, furniture etc ......your right, compared to where we live now it is quite small. But I'd rather be 10 - 15 minutes away from it than 30.....

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What do mean not a big city? I think it has 6 or 7 stop lights, a super Walmart, both Walgreen & CVS, a couple of banks, McDonald's, at least one really good restaurant (Carwash) a few other good ones, a nice coffee shop, heck there is even a sushi place, a wine shop, sporting goods, jewelry, furniture etc ......your right, compared to where we live now it is quite small. But I'd rather be 10 - 15 minutes away from it than 30.....
The restaurants are not good. Best one is in Urbanna close by. When the VFW or a burger joint I see the best restaurant....well take it down a notch.

We are looking in that area because we feel we can get to DC, Richmond, Norfolk , Annapolis in less than 1.5 hours. I don't want a life devoid of cultural places, museums etc.

The southern Bay has tons of creeks and hidey holes for gunkholing. The prices for a waterfront with the boat docked out front are very reasonable and about 65% of those in this area . Less snow and ice. Northern and Mid Chessie are still reachable. Lastly easy out the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic for our off more trips to New England and the LI Sound


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The restaurants are not good. Best one is in Urbanna close by. When the VFW or a burger joint I see the best restaurant....well take it down a notch.

We are looking in that area because we feel we can get to DC, Richmond, Norfolk , Annapolis in less than 1.5 hours. I don't want a life devoid of cultural places, museums etc.

The southern Bay has tons of creeks and hidey holes for gunkholing. The prices for a waterfront with the boat docked out front are very reasonable and about 65% of those in this area . Less snow and ice. Northern and Mid Chessie are still reachable. Lastly easy out the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic for our off more trips to New England and the LI Sound
Relatively speaking, Kilmarnock is the biggest town in the area. Its been a while since Ive be down there, but there used to be a great Mexican Place, a decent Steak Place and decent BBQ place along with the aforementioned fast food/burger places.

Urbanna has some decent places but some are only open weekends at least in the past and its a long haul down to enter the Bay though there are some nice destinations on the Rapp.

Deltaville used to have several reasonably decent restaurants, but most have closed or are struggling to survive with food and service being very much hit or miss.

If I was going to live in that area, being close to Kilmarnock would be a plus, even if I had to drive to the boat at a marina to have it closer to the Bay. If the amenities of Kilmarnock aren't enough, no place on the NN or MP is going to please.
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The restaurants are not good. Best one is in Urbanna close by. When the VFW or a burger joint I see the best restaurant....well take it down a notch.

We are looking in that area because we feel we can get to DC, Richmond, Norfolk , Annapolis in less than 1.5 hours. I don't want a life devoid of cultural places, museums etc.

The southern Bay has tons of creeks and hidey holes for gunkholing. The prices for a waterfront with the boat docked out front are very reasonable and about 65% of those in this area . Less snow and ice. Northern and Mid Chessie are still reachable. Lastly easy out the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic for our off more trips to New England and the LI Sound

Wow and I thought I was a tough food critic. I'm no chef, but before I got into sailing. Food and cooking was my primary passion. I've met, cooked with, and competed against some great local chefs, was certified as a BBQ judge. We seek out great restaurants when we traveling. Anyway just try to say I'm no marshmallow when comes to rating restaurants. Now back to Kilmarnock and places to eat in the area.

I think the Car Wash Café is very good. The sushi place (I don't know the name) was good. I'd eat at The Dub Shack any time. KC’s Crabs and Cues yes, it's bar food, but it's fine, the crabs were cooked ok. The food from Carried Away Cuisine is good. Have not eaten at Lancaster Tavern, NN Burgers, locals have recommended both. It's Short ride to The Tides Inn...might be overpriced but have had a couple great meals there. I've heard dinners at Dining Hall of The Hope and Glory Inn are overrated.
The only place we have eaten in Urbanna was Urbanna Seafood Market & Raw Bar. I'd go back any time.

The Table at Wilton in Deltaville is well worth the drive and Cafe by The Bay had great breakfast rolls.

Merroir is my favorite restaurant in the area.

Could not agree more on your second and third points. The proximity to culture, history, water, food, and the weather. Is what first lead us to look in the area

Good luck on your house hunting (so long as you're not looking at the same range of homes we are )

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Oh got to rambling and forgot, I wanted the mention Whitestone Oyster Company https://www.whitestoneoysters.com/ If you want fresh oysters and don't mind shucking them. I recommend checking them out. we contacted them out the blue. Joe the Operations Manager could not have nicer. I once we got there he gave us the nickel tour. Oysters were great and if you bring cash the price was more than fair to us.

I also wanted to share this article about the area Mayberry Meets Manhattan: Northern Neck - VirginiaLiving.com it's old, but I don't think things change very fast there

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