Departing Nantucket was a little on the sad side since that was as far east as were going to make it this season…it was also the first step in heading back home though we have LOTS to do before that happens!!!!
We departed Nantucket to a little late in the morning to better take advantage of the tides/currents in Nantucket Sound. The tides through there run over two knots and so you certainly do not want to be pushing AGAINST that and better yet letting it push you along in the RIGHT direction.
Arriving Edgartown Harbor ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgartown_Harbor_Light )
The First order of business was to find where the Vineyard Sound Acapella Group ( https://www.vineyardsound.org/ ) were performing. I was a bit skeptical if I would enjoy going in but the show turned out to be very good.
There were a couple of songs that went way beyond good…they were amazing!
Thanks go to our Vineyard experienced tour guides!
I have not been to many churches in the USA that were established before 1650!!! I find that utterly amazing…..
Next up was a road trip over to Vineyard Haven….
in search of the Original Vineyard Vines Store…..no silly…
We were in search of the Grace Episcopal Church! Huh? You are saying….looking closer you will not the sign for “Lobster Rolls.” ( https://www.yelp.com/biz/grace-episcopal-church-vineyard-haven ) See Grace Episcopal Church! has used the proceeds from their weekly sales to support the charitable work for years and you get the best darn roll on the island….talk about win win! ( https://www.facebook.com/gracechurchlobsterrolls/ )
Ok, not the best picture but boy was it good!
The church is in an amazing neighborhood AND you can pick this “little” place up for a few million…dont expect us to be retiring here!
If you are going to live on the Vineyard, you had better like Cedar Shingles….in Washington DC if you want a job for life you become a Escalator Repairman on the Vineyard, Cedar Shingler!
Long time boat friends Cheryl and Lee came by for a visit. We first met our freshmen year in Wardwick Wells and have crossed paths all over the east coast ever since.
National Ice Cream Day was appropriately celebrated oboard Kindred Spirit….YUM!
Edgartown Harbor has a floating barge/dock anchored out that allows you to take on fresh water. Never sail past easy access to fresh water….even if you have a watermaker!
This picture is actually from Tashmoo but forgot to include….one of my favorites!
Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven next!!!