While the mainland has its own wonders, it was the islands that really got me. We first hopped the fast ferry over to Martha's Vineyard for a few nights.
Upon arrival at Martha's Vineyard, we headed over to the original Black Dog Tavern for some fish and chips and a lobster roll. This was my first introduction to the Black Dog, while I had seen it on T-shirts all over the country, but it was not going to be my last. It's the story behind this salty dog that had me at hello. I think everywhere else across the island where a shop was to be found, I was also to be found in it. Thank you for your patience, husband.
Whilst it appears that most summer vacationers rent a house for the week, we stayed our few nights in Edgartown at the lovely Harbor View Hotel. Highly recommended. There is a great view of the lighthouse from the Adirondack chairs on the wrap-around front porch. If anything, pop into the bar at this lovely hotel, grab a drink (Hot Buttered Rum for the chilly nights), kick back, and enjoy the view.
More of a fine dining experience can be had at the Atlantic on Main Street. Try to get a table out back and enjoy dinner on the water. It's a lovely way to end a day.
|Town of Oak Bluff|
|Black Dog Sailboat|
|Classic Edgartown, MV house|