It took us 20 years to go back to the island that is one of my favorite places in the world! Nantucket, Massachusetts is off the coast of Cape Cod and you have to either take the ferry or a plane onto it. The ferry ride is a comfortable hour and they run regularly every day. This place is the definition of "quaint" and though it's gotten much busier, it still holds the same charm as it always did.
|View from the Widow's Walk on our B&B|
|Seven Sea Street Inn|
We stayed at the same Inn that we stayed at on our honeymoon. Matthew Parker is still the innkeeper and we caught up on the news since we'd been there. We met lots of interesting people including a Shakespeare professor and a young entrepreneur from NYC. That is what makes Bed & Breakfast Inns a little more fun-- you always eat breakfast with the other guests. This is where I started my love of granola and yogurt, and also Vanilla Hazelnut coffee!
On Sunday morning we went sailing on the Endeavor. It was overcast that morning and so the wind made the water choppy-- that was fun, except after a night of overindulgence, in the best restaurant we ever ate at-- Oran Mor (If you go, ask for the tasting menu-- the food is made fresh every day and sourced from the local organic farm on the island!)... we were glad the sail was only an hour and a half!
|the famous Brant Point - throw a penny!|
On Saturday we walked around town, searching for an artist we had met the first time we were there-- Paul Arsenault who is a plein air artist. We ended up finding his brother who gave us a private showing of Paul's paintings at a storage place at the airport and we came home with two original oil paintings! We also went to a Farmer's Market but it had more crafts than anything. I got the coolest necklace which you can see here!
Sunday afternoon we rented a Jeep and drove out to Great Point on the sand...
You probably can't see this very well, but as we were driving by the water, the seals were swimming right off shore and they'd bob up out and look at us as we passed. That was so much fun!
I was really sorry that I didn't get any photos of Main St. or the cottages of Nantucket. (MUST go back!) If you ever go, use this little post as inspiration for what to do and please ask me for a lot more! There are plenty of good restaurants and fun things to do. And Murray's Toggery is one of those on the shopping list! (Nantucket Reds!)