Wednesday, August 14, 2013


After taking the trip up to Martha's Vineyard and spending a few lovely nights on the island, we were itching for a visit to its sister island, Nantucket.

First and foremost on the top of the list of places to see and things to do after grounding ashore from the ferry was a stop at the original Murray's Toggery Shop.  We stocked up on East coast essentials like the Nantucket reds (both in shorts, pants, and skirts), cable knit sweaters, nautical themed ties, and a little bit of this and that. 

Nantucket is smaller than its neighboring island, but the down town area is nothing short of expansive.  There were plenty of places to stop in and stimulate all the important senses, like seeing (shopping), tasting (food and drink), and smelling (the salty ocean breeze).

We grabbed some fresh clam steamers, Oysters on the half shell, and New England clam "chowda" at The Tavern, along with some delicious local Cisco brews on tap.  It was such a nice day outside that we moved only a few feet over to The Gazebo for a Bermudian Swizzle and Dark 'n Stormy.

Before heading back over to the ferry, we swaggered over to the cute little shop that claims fame to the now widely known and distributed Nantucket Nectars.

While it was a short day trip, we are dying to go back to the island and stay for a longer period of time.  There's still much to explore.  Including this charming inn - a must stay for next time.