Most think of Martha’s Vineyard as only a summer colony off the coast of Cape Cod Massachusetts – white sand beaches stretching for miles, charming fishing villages, captain houses unchanged by nature or time, brightly painted gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs, breathtaking vistas, all true yet the island is so much more. The beauty on this magical island is displayed all year long – throughout all the four seasons.
Even in the offseason, I am still captivated by the island. Last weekend Chris and I were showing friends who had never visited the Vineyard the island. I was reminded of my ongoing love affair with this island and each time I return I become more enamored by all nature’s gifts on display in each season. Our short visit was very memorable and our friends can’t wait to visit the Island again in the summer after their short glimpse of the magical Island that we love.
Sunset at West Chop
We ended our day with the sunset at West Chop. I love to see this sunset during different seasons. It never stops thrilling and still my heart!
One of the five lighthouses on Martha’s Vineyard – Each a little different.
Lake Tashmoo a large saltwater lake with an inlet to Vineyard Sound. We love to calm in the lake and steam our catch on the grill during the summer months.
Joseph Sylvia State Beach
The beach made famous in “Jaws”. Always inviting for a walk on the beach.
We ended our day with a delicious meal in the charming Garde East Restaurant right on Vineyard Haven Harbor.
The next morning with the sun shining we boarded the ferry back to mainland Massachusetts carrying new memories with plans to return soon for the Annual Holiday Stroll in Edgartown.