Cape Cod Harbor House Inn
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We drove the 26 miles to the ferry terminal in Falmouth in 30 minutes, parked the car and caught the shuttle to the port. It is a 7 mile ferry crossing that takes about an hour.
The ferry was diverted due to rough conditions to Vineyard Haven instead of the ticketed destination of Oak Bluffs, where our hotel was located. So we had to taxi it to the hotel. We ...
... Closed for the season. Reason? Freezing!". We must have missed it by a day as there was still rubbish in the bins.
So we drove back to near our hotel and checked out a Jamaican restaurant. The jerk sauce was delicious and the owner spent the entire meal talking with me about cricket. I think it had been a long while for him being able to have this type of discussion so it was lots of fun.
Afterwards we headed to the hotel and relaxed.
... and loved sliding the shower doors back and forth, selling donuts to us as if from a window in the donut shop. After kiddie bedtime, we decided to strike out and see if the mini-golf place down the street was open. Sadly, it was not. Summer is officially over, so it's only open weekends and then only 12-7pm. Oh well! We went and got ice cream instead - from a window! "Moose Tracks" flavor for me (an East Coast thing?).
Monday, Day 3:
Today began ...
... our OAP waitress who looked like she was counting down the minutes to her next fag break, to the randomly mincing female waitress. Everything was a comedy of errors, culminating in one unlucky customer getting a tray of ice and leftovers poured on them. The service was slow and the food bland and over cooked, but at least it was friendly. And entertaining. We returned back to the hotel, watched a live address from mr president on TV, before going to bed. That's it! Over and ...
The Sperm Whale was the whale most sought after for its quality oil (it didn't smoke) from the mid-1700's to the late 1830's.
Nantucket boast no stop lights, neon signs or chain stores on their Island. They have a fantastic interest in preserving the tranquil nature of the island, in because of this, there are many acres of pristine land never to be developed! Good for them!