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Published: January 30th 2007
My bike was experiencing an inferiority complex not being parked with the cars so I decided to park him in the line with the autos. He cooperated and ran much better the rest of the day!
Got up around 7 and headed for Martha’s Vineyard around 8, which is a little over an hour drive. Since it’s the Winter only one ferry is running at Woods Hole. The boat is cool and holds about 20 cars and lots of people. They charged me $6 round trip to take my bike. Talked to a local plumber who lives on Martha’s Vineyard during the ferry crossing. He has been there his whole life. He said there are more people there now days, but said it is good for guys like him because he gets some of the new resident's money to do work for them. As a result he says he has more money now. He said there are a lot of deer there. He said he use to hunt them, but doesn’t anymore. His son hunts deer. Lots of geese there like Newport. The ferry ride was about 45 minutes. Got off in Vineyard Haven (Tidsbury) and road to Oak Bluff. In Oak Bluff I biked through a gingerbread house area, which surrounds a Methodist Tabernacle. Took a lot of pics of those houses. A lady said they use to not let Catholics own the houses, but they
Ferry Cargo Area
Everything must be ferryed are flown to Martha's Vineyard.
do now. She said she thinks that rule was ridiculous. Stopped at a microbrewery and had lunch and a beer. They were brewing that day and the aroma of the hops was wafting through the air. I was in heaven. From there biked to Edgartown and then to South Beach. Got a seat cushion in Edgartown as my butt was feeling the effects of two consecutive days of biking. The cushion wasn’t helping much. South beach faces the Atlantic Ocean. It is a great beach, but was extremely windy. Saw some goose decoys in one field and saw 5 geese fly and sit down amongst them. Either no one was there hunting or they were actually live geese and not decoys at all. Some of the geese looked so big I thought for sure they had to be decoys. Still not sure about that. The oak trees on Martha’s vineyard are not very big because of the rocky terrain I suspect. Kind of reminded me of Southern IL and MO. Road back on a different bike path to Vineyard Haven and down to the ferry around 5:00. Lots of workers were getting on the ferry. Saw construction workers and spoke
Buoy Christmas Tree
I thought the Christmas tree buoy was pretty cool!
with a computer salesman. He recommended things to see in Boston. Got off the ferry around 6:00 put my bike in the truck and headed back to Newport. Got back to Newport about 8:00 pm as I had stopped for supper along the way. Showered and went back to O’Briens.
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