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!

We were staying in Falmouth, Cape Cod. At night you can see the lights from Oaks Bluff across the water so that Vineyard is only a stones throw away...or a short ferry ride. One morning we hopped on the 'Island Queen' - the ferry that shuttles between Falmouth and Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard. I think it's $22 for a return trip.

The crossing is only 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 something so special about sailing through the strip of water between the Vineyard and Cape Cod. 

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 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...which is a good enough excuse to go back!

Have you ever read the book Summer Sisters by Judy Blume? Last time I was on 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!

If you're in Oaks Bluff you have to take the obligatory walk through the 'Gingerbread Houses'. 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 at 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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