it wasn’t the smoothest ride down to woods hole (traffic) or on the ferry (white caps) but still as you leave the mainland behind you can feel your vacation beginning. i’m a big fan of the chowder on the steamship authority ferries – so all my trips to Martha’s Vineyard begin with this! after a semi-bumpy ride we made it to the other side of the sound and were off to get settled in and meet our friends for dinner at alchemy.
i have always loved alchemy – great ambiance, food & drinks. this visit didn’t let me down!
it was very quiet in Edgartown but really this isn’t such a bad thing. some shops and restaurants aren’t quite open yet and others are just starting to set up shop and hold only shortened & weekend hours for being open. nevertheless – if you are summer visitor to the island – you may like this calm before the storm. (and sales!) as always, there were a few changes to things…some places were out of business and many new places are coming into town. espresso love is about to get a run for it’s money with a couple of new bakery-type of places opening up on summer street – nothing wrong with some friendly competition i say! also, NRO (north river outfitters of boston) is setting up 3 shops – WOW! NRO, NRO for kids & the shoe cabana – all on dock street.