We recently had a day where all our guests’ needs were taken care of rather early, so we decided to go on an adventure. We hopped in the car, drove down to Woods Hole and took the ferry (with our furry pup, Spirit) to Martha’s Vineyard.
We were lucky that the weather was spectacular!
We started our adventure in Oak Bluffs. We walked around the shops and stopped by one of our favorites call Sanctuary. We took a stroll through the campgrounds where more than 300 brightly decorated gingerbread cottages are settled around the Tabernacle.
Then we headed to Edgartown (via Seaview Avenue) where we had a delicious lunch at Among The Flowers Cafe. We had two great salads – the Power Salad and the Seared Tuna Salad. After our awesome lunch, we took the very tiny, 3 car ferry over to Chappaquiddick (known to the locals as Chappy) and drove around.
Once returning to Edgartown on that very tiny ferry, we drove west, across the island via Edgartown Road, State Road and S Road just checking things out. We stopped at Morning Glory Farms (Edgartown) for a snack. Although we just got a cookie or two, they are really known for their Zucchini Bread. Along the way, we also stopped at Alley’s General Store in West Tisbury. They claim to be dealers in “almost everything.” We can say, there was a lot of stuff in there!
Continuing west, we made it to one of our main stops – Aquinnah (Gay Head) – home of the famous Cliffs and Lighthouse. Definitely one of the highlights. The cliffs are amazing, and the red brick lighthouse was unique and worth seeing.
Next, we were off to Menemsha in hopes of arriving before sunset. We made it in time – Yeah! It was crowded, but we found a parking spot, grabbed our beach chairs, and just enjoyed ourselves. Spirit got lots of attention as we chatted with some lovely tourists. It turned out to be an incredible sunset – just perfect!
By the time we arrived back in Vineyard Haven (arriving and departing port), most of the restaurants were closed. So we grabbed a slice of pizza, and got onto the ferry back to the Cape.
Home Sweet Home!
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