Just got back from a terrific week in Martha’s Vineyard. As we did last year, we rented a house with another family, but this time we were in Vineyard Haven.
There are dozens of gorgeous beaches to discover, some found at the end of a winding dirt road, in the middle of the woods…others, the front lawn of spectacular mansions on the water.
The food was amazing (another post on that later) and the weather ideal.
We did have some rain, but very little humidity and a breeze cool enough to make a sunny day at the beach bearable, and a house without central air delightful.
I’ll post more about what we did next week, but for now wanted to share some of my favorite sights.
Everywhere we drove, I hung out the window snapping photos, trying to capture the island’s unique beauty, but my photos don’t do it justice.
You need to experience it yourself!
On one of our first evenings, we indulged in arguably the best fried clams on the island from a crab shack called The Bite, while watching the sun sink in Menemsha.
Sometimes you’ll just be walking along and sandwiched between two houses you happen upon something like this….
I may take too many boat pictures, but who could resist this?
We rented paddle boards again this year which was a big hit with the kids, but the wind was so strong they didn’t get very far.
Look how clear the water is. 10-year-old Aden always finds an interesting animal….
We took the 2-minute ferry from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick Island. The wait to get on with your car can be 20 times longer than the ride, but well worth it for the magnificent beaches.
Dusk is my favorite time of day at the beach. I couldn’t resist taking dozens of photos during our day trip to Chappaquiddick. The light was incredible.
Much of the island is still wild and undeveloped like this road to the beach on Chappaquiddick. It felt good to be surrounded by nature.
This may be my favorite picture. It says beauty, nature, possibility.
New screen saver?
Next summer, two weeks!
It was such a pleasure to have your family and the Mackay’s stay in my Vineyard Haven home. I sure hope you come back again. I love the photos and a glimpse into your time there. So great that you used Lake Tashmoo and Chappy beaches – two thing only a frequent visitor would know to do!
Your photos only begin to describe the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. After taking you and your brother there for many years, we came to realize that more than a special place it is a state of mind. I am so happy that you are carrying the experience forward by sharing it with your sons.
Just gorgeous. I’m jealous. There isn’t anything like that here…