Blogs from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America


Weather was going to turn on us to get to the next destination so our Captain decided to leave Newport early to bit the storm. The boss drove the rental car and took the ferry while we took the yacht (Pretty odd!!). They got in to a little adventure that we had to rescue them from. Anyway, the next day the crew and I prepared a very special surprise for Father’s day. I cooked eggwhite shrimp tacos and Amber did a tshirt napkin setting which pleased our boss very much. The town is real cute and I loved the gardens and the flowers around Main Street. We had our “Sunday Fun day” during the week and rented an island jeep to drive around. The island is 87 square miles and has just a few towns. It ... read more
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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 ... read more
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Jim's Lobster Roll

Took our last bike ride this morning through the State Forest again - dodging puddles from the rain last night. Forgot that we had the geocache GPS with us and looked for some of the geocaches we downloaded before coming to the island. We found 4 of them as we drove around doing other fun things today. Stopped to take another go at miniature golf - Drew and Mary Ann tied for par. Then capped off the day with a visit to Gay Head to go up the lighthouse and see our last sunset while we are on the island. ... read more
Geocaching at East Chop Lighthouse
Another Game of Mini Golf
Geocache at Great White Rocks

And again we started the day off with a bike ride. This time we took a little different route heading into Edgartown and looping back around to the State Forest along Barnes Road. We headed up island to Aquinnah where Gay Head cliffs is located. The boys had fun jumping the waves on Gay Head beach. There was a warning for Portugeuse Man of War (a poisonous jellifish) - kind of freaky. And a big hunk of wood came ashore out of nowhere. After the beach we got a few pictures of the cliffs and the lighthouse. No sunset tonight unfortunately because the clouds and some rain swooped in. ... read more
Wave Hopping at Gay Head Beach
Gay Head Lighthouse and Cliffs
Lighthouse Flashing

Another 15 mile bike ride this morning then off to some touring of the island. We visited the Field Gallery - always enjoy taking pictures with the field sculptures. Then off to the Glass Works to see blowing of a great vase. Drew had the chance to throw some pottery at Chilmark Pottery. And we capped off the day with sailing on Edgartown Harbor watching a beautiful sunset.... read more
Sean & Drew Sitting on a Hen in the State Forest
Playing at the Field Gallery
Sunset Sail on Mad Max in Edgartown

Kayaking at the Felix Neck Nature Sanctuary was amazing. Saw many varieties of crabs and critters, cormorantes, a blue heron, and lots of mussels clinging to the salt marsh shore line. Headed off to Menemsha to hang at the beach for the rest of the day and enjoy an amazing sunset.... read more
Stuck in the Sand or Merman?
Enjoying the Sunset at Menemsha
Sean Chillin'

Started off with another bike ride. Ended up being about 15 miles because we got lost in the forest (stop laughing). We decided to check out the Cape Pogue lighthouse on Chappaquidik Island. Takes a ferry ride from Edgartown and then an over sand vehicle ride to see this peaceful sight. We could see about 5 miles from on top - great views. Spent some time in Edgartown: great seafood dinner and then of course ice cream again. It was so clear we decided to stop at South Beach to see the sunset. Just beautiful.... read more
Edgartown Lighthouse from the Ferry
Our Ride over to Cape Pogue Lighthouse
At the Lighthouse

We settled in today starting with a 10 mile bike ride. Sean and Mary Ann shared a tandem bike while Dean and Drew rode hybrids. We headed out to South Beach at Katama and the boys enjoyed time "swimming" into the waves and battling the seaweed. Of course we had to go into town to have ice cream at Mad Martha's and then buy some fudge at Murdichs. We tried to catch the sunset at Menemsha Harbor but the clouds got in the way. Still a beautiful peaceful sight.... read more
View of the Kitchen
Fun at South Beach
Fudge at Murdich's in Edgartown

The ferry ride over was bright and sunny on calm waters. We always enjoy seeing the Vineyard get closer and the boats that "welcome" us in the harbor.... read more
Sun Glistening on the Water
Sean Enjoying the Ferry Ride
Black Dog Sailboat in the Harbor at Vineyard Haven As We Approach the Dock

New England in late winter…..the snow has finally melted, the temperatures threaten to break 50 degrees, the winds continue to blow on the coast and you just have to get out of the house for a while because if you don’t… get the fever. Cabin fever. And there’s only one cure for it…..pack up the car and head on out. We are writing about our weekend adventure but need to apologize for the photos because Mother Nature did not cooperate with us because it is after all early March. But it’s not raining so off we went… see a few places before we leave this unique part of America. Of course Miss Lillie had to go as well. She’s probably the best-traveled dog in these parts. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts On March 5, 1982 John Belushi died ... read more
Gay Head Lighthouse
Gray Head Cliffs
Portugese French Toast

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