Island Life on Nantucket
|Approaching Nantucket by air.|
|Approaching Nantucket by ferry.|
History of the Island: The Wampanoag people lived their lives on this island until 1641 when the English acquired all of this newly "discovered" land from the French. Interesting fact, Nantucket was part of New York State until 1691
Travel history: In the past I took an 11 hour route: 45 minute NYC subway ride + 4.5 hr Megabus to Boston + 1.75 hr Plymouth & Brockton bus + 2-hour slow ferry + all the waiting in between. (Side note: I did recently discover there is a direct bus from NYC to the ferry in Hyannis, MA). This time, I flew. JetBlue has direct flights from NYC to Nantucket island in the summer, and once you are on the plane it is a 40 minute flight. FORTY MINUTES! I am never bussing it again!
Roamin' Pizzeria ) The two showed me a great time: we swam in the ocean, took four nature walks, had friends over, had a fancy wine and cheese experience at Meursault, visited The Dump (that's what the locals call it, see below), and had a generally fantastic time! I was there for five days and it wasn't enough!
|This house has just been re-shingled. Cedar initially looks a light brown|
or tan color - and then weathers to a silvery gray.
|Blast from the past? No, just a regular sighting in the Town of Nantucket.|
|Dionis Beach, one of many beaches on the island.|
|A seashell party|
|Delicious Sandwiches at Something Natural.|
|Amazing pizza made from Roamin' Pizzeria. It was sold out,|
but we got special treatment!
|Fancy spread at Meursault|
|Farm fresh garlic everywhere!|
|The view around Cisco Brewery|
"The dump", as the locals call it, is the Nantucket Environmental and Recycling Park. it if where everyone dumps their recyclables, drop their compost, and pick up some fresh, free topsoil. Oh, and at the "Take It or Leave It" spot there is furniture, books, clothes, toys that some have left for others to take or leave - One man's garbage is another man's treasure, as they say! Lindsey was an expert rummager and found me a nice striped dress while I explored the book shelves (didn't find anything though!).
|One more of a typical street view in the Town of Nantucket.|