It seems like ages and many busy days ago at this point, but over MLK weekend, Hewitt and I ventured via subway/train/rental car to a B&B along the North Fork of Long Island.
The North Fork is known for its wineries, but also for having a lot more open space, than say, Manhattan. The North Fork is a peninsula with the Long Island Sound on the northern side, and the Great Peconic Bay, Little Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay are all connected and form the southern side of the peninsula’s body of water.
We kicked off the weekend with a tour of four different wineries, starting at the oldest on on the North Fork, Borghese Vineyard.
We took in the expansive fields at Pelligrini…
Along with their stainless steels tanks (the shorter ones are for red and taller ones for white),
and the French oak barrels, obviously for red.
We had wonderful farm to fork food at The Frisky Oyster and Noah’s – both were delicious, but the oysters, at the Frisky Oyster were out of this world. And I don’t even normally order oysters? But I think I’m converted. At least when they’re that fresh and perfectly paired with horseradish.
We explored the beach near our B&B in Southhold, although it was freeeezing.
And quite windy, hence the huge and puffy coat!
We also discovered we could take a ferry to Shelter Island and go hiking in Mashomack Preserve there. It wasn’t anything too treacherous but it got us to closer to the water, which I loved.
(Thanks timer setting!)
All in all, it was a perfect getaway from the city. It was the first time either of us had stayed in a B&B, and it’s an interesting experience. I would say one of the pros is that it’s like staying in the comfort of someone’s home. But at the same time, it’s like staying in someone else’s home, so it’s not terribly well suited for long terms stays. As far as weekend jaunts to sleepy towns in the middle of winter though, it’s coziest option. And this apartment living girl is a total sucker for a true fireplace these days.