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Travel Blogs from Vineyard Haven
... parking fine.
Movie Drive In - with authentic MONO speakers and popcorn with liquid butter. Ruth and James did camping.
Long dreary drive to Falmouth and then great cycle ride and home for a lovely sunset.
Off to Nantucket ...
... at the front of the boat and happened quickly- poor Ruth was just too small and adults leaned out in front of her.
Exhilarating experience. They are just so huge.
Back on dry land we explored Princetown. Great galleries and paintings tempting but not practical. Tom missing his Afternoon Tea but did find great cookies in Joe's cafe- still had tea in paper cups but as weather awesome (lovely breeze and 81 degrees) we were more forgiving.
Decided to go the ...
... for $7 but to get out to the lighthouse, the furtherest point from where the ferry comes in, it would take numerous bus stops and multiple changes of bus. I decided to take the narrated bus trip out to the Gay Heads Cliffs and Lighthouse. Steve was not keen to do this so he stayed in the main town of Oak Bluffs. The bus took me through each of the six villages on the island. The most historic of these is Edgartown. The buildings in Main Street in Edgartown all have to ...
... team competitive meal making with Tom and James on one team and Ruth and me on the other. Team T&J did BBQ extraordinaire and Team A&R are doing a homage to our holidays in Greece with Greek salad and Mousaka.
Really nothing more exciting today except that Tom has relinquished the driving to me as he is better with maps. I needlessly inspired great confidence by mixing up accelerator and break but ok since then!
Dull day but needed down time.
... where about 100 families all intermarried. This led to an inbred genetic malfunction of deafness. At one point all Chillmark residents were deaf and it was seen as the norm to be deaf. The village had its own sign language which was eventually incooperated into American Sign Language. It was so frequent that being deaf was not seen as a disability in Chillmark. After a number of years and as the population of Martha's Vineyard increased the kids went away to ...