Beautiful Nantucket

Trip Start May 15, 2011
Trip End Jun 11, 2011

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hello from Nantucket everyone,
Sorry about the updates Mum's been a little slack!! We had a long drive from Darien to get to the ferry that would take us to Nantucket Island so we had to stay the night in a hotel. It wasn't great because there was a party going on, so we didn't get much sleep. Once we got on the ferry, everyone went into relax mode, and after 2 hours on a ferry we arrived on the beautiful but cold Nantucket Island. It was a beautiful drive to get to Jim and Karen's house.

Thank you Riley....

Before we get to Nantucket let me digress a little and go back to our last day in NY.  After a late start due to copious amounts of alcohol on Ian and Lisa's back patio the night before, we spent our last day exploring the decommissioned air craft carrier Intrepid and it's companion, the Growler which is a retired US submarine.  It was a really interesting day and Hayden made the most of learning all there was to learn about the many and varied aircraft on the flight deck of the Intrepid.  Part of the tour was admittance to 3 simulators which the kids came out of with wide smiles of delight.  It was really interesting and out of the hustle and bustle of main stream NY.   Although rather breezy it was a much better day and the skyline of NY was much clearer. 

The next day saw us pack up and make the trek to Nantucket Island as Riley has previously mentioned.  Lisa's sister Karen and her husband Jim have a summer house there which they kindly offered to us for a few days to relax and unwind before the long trek home. It is a stunning place.  Previously a famous whaling port it is now reliant upon tourism and is the most picturesque (spelling??) place.  All the houses are shingled and are uniquely beautiful.  Graham has been instructed by Jim on the local fishing tips and all who went down to fish on the first night here were successful in at least hooking a bluefish or striper (I think that's what they're called).  One which was hooked by Jim and landed by Riley was thrown on the BBQ for dinner.

This morning Graham and I went to the beach and although he didn't catch anything we spent some quiet time watching the seals wallow around in the shallows.  He and Ian are currently at the beach trying their luck again although I think the esky will receive more attention than the fish!!

We have another day here tomorrow and the weather promises to be warmer so good beach weather we hope. Then back to Darien to pack up and head home.  It has been an amazing trip and although it will be sad to leave it will also be good to get home and get rid of the suitcases!!

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Lee on

Nantucket. I thought that place only existed to kick off the start of bawdy limericks.

Quinny on

Hope Graham shows them how to catch fish. The cat is still alive.



John and Leila on

Enjoy the last few hours in the US - home is still here, and the winter whiting have started, so there is always fishing back here if no luck in the US.

Lynettie on

Get out the way of old Nantucket, you're too late to get yourrrrr supperrrr.....

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