"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 16, 2016

July 15 – Edgartown, MA (Martha's Vineyard)

Edgartown Moorings

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”—Henry David Thoreau

Another beautiful day in the Vineyard. Today we took the "Chappy" ferry across the entrance of the harbor to Chappaquiddick. The ferry only carries three cars at a time...luckily it's a very short ride. We spent the morning biking around "Chappy" (over 10 miles, mostly on sand roads) exploring the countryside and walking on the beach.

Chappaquiddick Island a part of the town of Edgartown and is a small peninsula and occasional island on the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard. Occasional breaches occur due to hurricanes and strong storms separating the islands for periods of time. Most recently, the two were separated for 8 years from 2007 to 2015. Though both land forms have, over the course of history, mostly been connected to one another, Chappaquiddick is nevertheless referred to as an island. Visitors come to the isolated island for beaches, cycling, hiking, nature tours and birding.  

We spent the afternoon on The Pearl watching boats in the harbor and visiting with a couple on another Monk. This evening we hosted a happy hour for the crews of Exuberant and Grace. It was a prefect day in the Vineyard.

Our morning view
On our way to "Chappy"
Views from "Chappy"
Slip Away Farm with a honesty market
Over looking Edgartown Harbor near the cut into Cape Poge Bay
Looking east to Edgartown Harbor
Looking west into Cape Poge Bay
This is what most of the roads on Chappaquiddick look like.
A view of Edgartown from "Chappy"
The "Chappy" Ferry from Edgartown
A few of the nice boats we saw today
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