Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Saturday, 9 September 2017
I love Martha's Vineyard. 

It's somewhere between my Tumblr dashboard coming to life and stepping into the book 'Summer Sisters' by Judy Blume - with a lot of Vineyard Vines!

I was staying in Falmouth so we hopped on the 'Island Queen' - the ferry that shuttles between Falmouth and Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard. I think it's only about $22 for a return trip.

The crossing is only about half an hour. Every time that I can remember doing the crossing between Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth, the weather has been perfect. This was no exception. There is a specific kind of calm and contentment that I feel when sailing through the strip of water between the Vineyard and Cape Cod. (The calmness is shattered when you jump into the water and they tell you that that is where JAWS was filmed - another story for another day!)

We spent the afternoon in Oak's Bluff. There is so much more of the Vineyard that I want to explore but as I was only in Cape Cod for the weekend, time was limited. We hit all the shops. Not necessarily out of choice - my sister broke her flipflop as we got off the boat so had to go and buy another pair. Still, it was a good excuse to have a proper nosy in all of the shops...including an obligatory trip to the Vineyard Vines shop and a visit to Captain's Club where you sign the wall when you make a purchase(?!) ~ Stay Wavy ~

We stopped for lunch at 'Giordano's'. I am obsessed with New England clam chowder so I had to try it as well as their quahogs. Unreal. Rumour has it their pizza is excellent too...looks like I'm going to have to go back to try it!

I mentioned Summer Sisters by Judy Blume earlier. Last time I was in the Cape I was reading that book and was so excited to see the places it mentioned when we visited the Vineyard. One of those places was the Flying Horses carousel, America's oldest carousel. You go around on the horses and try to collect as many rings as possible and the person that collects the brass rings essentially win. I GOT A BRASS RING and was probably more excited that the children who also won!

We took a walk through the 'Gingerbread Houses' which are all different designs and colours. It's like walking through some sort of fairytale land. They are all so cute and bright. With the flowers and the sunshine, it was like a movie set.

We spent the rest of the afternoon on Ocean Park and the beach. Perhaps it's just me but there it seems as though life slows down a bit when you're on the Vineyard. Something that really cracked me up was seeing the police on segways instead of in cars!!

Sadly, our afternoon ended far too quickly. Before we knew it we were walking back through the marina to catch the ferry. There are lots of different companies right by the marina where you can rent cars, bikes, jet skis and boats, plus a ton of restaurants.

I vlogged throughout our afternoon in Martha's Vineyard that you can view here.

Until next time, Martha's Vineyard.

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