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Published: September 23rd 2014
Yesterday we went to church near our RV park in Carver, MA. It was in a store in a shopping center that looked like part of it had been closed. My first experience with a shopping center Catholic Church. We got there an hour early as they had changed Mass times. The priest told us that there was a nice coffee shop across the parking lot. So, we went there for breakfast before Church. Very good. After Church, we drove toward Cape Cod. We drove to Woods Hole to get tickets for the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. We then drove to Hyannis. We saw the JFK Memorial. We didn't drive to the end of the Cape as it was so foggy. It rained after we go back to the RV park. We had a nice dinner at Glenn and Glenda's RV. This morning we drove to Woods Hole to catch the ferry. What a beautiful day. Low 70's and sunshine. We took the ferry - 45 minute ride. It is 7 miles from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard. The ferry can hold 1200 people and 80 cars. Martha's Vineyard is New England's largest island. Legend says that the Vineyard was given
its name in 1602 by Bartholomew Gosnold who named it for one of his daughters and the wild grapes he found there. The island is nine miles wide and 23 miles long at its farthest points. It is approximately 100 square miles in area and has a total of 124 miles of shoreline. Martha's Vineyard has six different towns. The western area consists of the rural towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark and West Tisbury. The eastern portion is home to the larger historic villages of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Our ferry docked in Vineyard Haven. We took the transit bus that travels the island and stops at different towns. We started in Vineyard Haven and went to Edgartown. It has beautiful homes and lots of nice small shops and restaurants. It has nice paved streets and brick sidewalks. Rayna, you would love this place. I even found you a condo. It has 480 sq. ft., 2 rooms and a bath for only $649,000. We walked to the harbor and had lunch. Jim had the lobster roll. We had lunch overlooking Chappaquiddick Island. This island was a part of the same land mass as Martha's Vineyard before becoming detached by
a storm in 2007. There is a car ferry that goes the short distance between Martha's Vineyard and Chappaquiddick. We had ice cream and walked to our bus stop. We went then by the town of Oak Bluffs. It looked very nice. It had a lot of gingerbread style homes in different colors We came back to Vineyard Haven to board our ferry at 5:00. I asked the driver of the bus about the population of the Island. He said he thought it would be about 20,000. It has one high school for all the students on the Island. Another man on the bus said that most of the towns have their own grade school. The Island doesn't have any traffic lights.
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