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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Martha's Vineyard Birthday Weekend

IMG_20171027_182205_240Hello from Martha's Vineyard. :) Definitely got very lucky again with the off-season fall weather. No complaints whatsoever. Left home on Friday to catch the ferry from Falmouth over to Martha's Vineyard (about a 3 1/2 hr car ride + 45 min on the ferry) IMG_20171027_181808_040

The weather has been absolutely beautiful so really no complaints whatsoever. Yesterday we had lunch at the Black Dog Tavern after arriving on Martha's Vineyard on the 11.30am ferry. Lovely lunch looking out at the harbor. Delicious clam chowder. Then we walked around Vineyard Haven for a bit, bought a few souvenirs before making our way over to Oak Bluffs. Walked around there for a while, looking at all the pretty houses and browsing some shops.

And last but not least made our way to Edgartown. By that time it was past 3pm so we were able to check into our room. Staying at the "Sydney" which is in a neat old historic building and shares the space with a fancy restaurant/bar. 

Walked around Edgartown for a bit before having dinner at the Newes, also situated in a very old historic building. It's a lot of fun going to places like this off-season as you encounter more locals and less tourists and it is way less crowded. I don't think I would have much interest coming here during the busy summer months. Just way too crazy and crowded. After dinner we had a couple of glasses of wine at the bar downstairs before heading back up to the room. 

Today we explored the rest of the island. Started at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and checked out a few trails there. I always enjoy the marshy areas, so pretty. Afterwards we headed to West Tisbury, Menemsha and Aquinnah. Looked at the lighthouse in Aquinnah as well as the pretty cliffs. Eventually made our way back and had lunch in Oaks Buffs at the Offshore Ale House. Delicious grilled brie and lobster roll. Yum. Then on the way back we stopped at the Edgartown Lighthouse. 

Going to head back out in a minute and will stop at a liquor store before having a light dinner. Not ready to head back home tomorrow. It's been a lot of fun. 

Oh and forgot to mention my birthday on Tuesday was fun even though I had to work. Went out after work with some friends from work as well as other friends. Had a nice dinner at Ibiza (tapas bar) and some more drinks at Rosys afterwards. 

Letter/Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Celia/MA, Eloine/NY, Carmen/Malta and Eunice/Malta. 

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