Clarion Inn Martha's Vineyard
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We have had a couple of down days.
Highlights included finding a pair of fresh water lakes in the Nickerson National Park which helped as we have discovered they are having a bit of a shark problem on the cape!
Brush with the law- went to ...
... 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 ...
... and reburied (unmarked) elsewhere in the cemetery due to the number of people visiting and partying at his gravesite. Large portions of the island, which are in private ownership, have covenants on them to ensure that they are not subdivided or over developed. One of these is a 330 acre block now owned by Caroline Kennedy. The property was bought for her mother, then Jackie Onassis, in the early 1970s by Aristotle Onassis for $1.3 million to ensure Jackie's privacy when ...
... 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.
... through many small towns. It took us 90 minutes, and on top of
that we had to park our car in Falmouth, a 10 minute shuttle ride to the dock.
Our ferry was scheduled to leave at 10:45 am, so we still arrived with plenty
of time to spare. It's a 45 minute ride to Martha's Vineyard.
As soon as we set foot in Vineyard Haven, the sun popped out from behind the
clouds. The first 5 mile portion of our bike ride would take us to Oak ...