While my sister was here last week, we decided to take a little trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Sarah was looking for a destination on the Vineyard to host a benefit screening for a film she produced in Somalia last year (the documentary is awesome by the way, take a look here). So, the three of us, Sarah, Grace and I hopped on a ferry (only just making it… last car on, as is our style) for a little day trip. When we got there the island was pretty desolate, a far cry from the summer tourist traffic we’re used to, but there was something nice about the quietness and it was very easy to whip around with little traffic.
We started off in Oak Bluffs and had a little look around. There weren’t too many places open but Gracie loved being in a completely new environment and looking at all the colourful houses. We took her to the green, hung out on the band stand for a while and played in the grass before moving on to Edgartown for some lunch.
Driving around Edgartown Sarah and I discovered a new beach spot we’d never been to before which was strange as between the two of us we’ve spent a lot of time in Edgartown. This specific beach spot had lovely views of the Edgartown lighthouse and the next island over, Chappaquiddick.
Our next stop was Aquinnah where we paused to take in the beautiful scenery. The views were simply breathtaking… even on a grey day like it was.
Our final destination was Menemsha. By this point Sarah and I were getting a tad hungry and some seafood seemed like a good idea. We went to the only place we found open, the Menemsha Fish Market, and wow are we glad we did. Hands down the best stuffed quahog either of us had ever tasted. Stanley, the owner also gave us a few free samples of his clam chowder and lobster bisque, and I honestly can say they were also the best we had ever had. I could not recommend this place more, we will be certain to visit again on our next trip.
Even Gracie was a fan of the quahog!