As I wrote about in my Aquinnah post to start off the A-Z Challenge, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts is one of my favorite places to visit. So I decided to share more of the Island for my "I" post.
My family's cottage is in the town of West Tisbury, near the center of the Island. This is the Mill Pond not far from the cottage, and the Old Mill House. Most years, the pond is home to swans, and while they are very pretty, they have been known to chase bystanders. Including my mother and me! A swan at full height with his wings spread is not a friendly sight, to put it mildly.
Some of my favorite places on the Vineyard include the fishing village of Menemsha:
And the Edgartown Harbor and Lighthouse:
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Some years ago I had the good fortune to go sailing on Vineyard Sound. While I was a little nervous about my first time on a sail boat, it was one of the most beautiful days I've ever experienced.
When I visited the Island last year, the ferry back to the mainland left out of Vineyard Haven, a bustling community that serves as the main port of entry. We took an early morning boat, and my niece took this photo of the sun rising over the harbor.
So that was our goodbye to the Island, until next time.