Day on Martha's Vineyard...

This is a VIRTUAL trip... Fifi has never actually been to Martha's Vineyard... would LOVE to go... but the closest I've been is to watching the ferry to MV in Hyannis Port while eating FABULOUS lobster...
NOW... The VIRTUAL trip begins... Let me take you to Martha's Vineyard with the help of Angela of Angela's Peony Patch... she tells me it is her favorite place on earth...

Martha's Vineyard is an island off the United States east coast, to the south of Cape Cod, both forming a part of the Outer Lands region. It is often called just "the Vineyard". With a land area of 87.48 square miles (231.75 km²), Martha's Vineyard is the 57th largest island in the United States.
It is located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The island is primarily known as a summer colony, and is accessible only by boat and by air. Nevertheless, its year-round population has grown considerably since the 1960s.
Ferries run daily to the island... off we go...
Arrive in the harbor... love the PINK sky...One highlight of any trip to Martha's Vineyeard is looking at each of the five lighthouses...
Let's start with this beautiful views of the Gay Head Lighthouse & Cliffs...

The lighting in the first shot casts PINK on the cliffs... stunning place...A perfect place to stay while on Martha's Vineyard is the gorgeous Harbor View Hotel... From the hotel you can see the picturesque Edgartown Lighthouse used briefly in the movie Jaws. I love this PINK dawn shot of the lighthouse...Here is a full daytime shot... From the light you can view the hotel... what a wonderful stroll between the two sites...Here is another lighthouse...

The East Chop Lighthouse is known as the Telegraph Hill Light and it sits on the highest point of Martha's Vineyard... "Designated "East Chop" on maps as early as 1646, the word "chop" was used by the English to signify the entrance to a channel."West Chop Lighthouse...Angela tells me... "I love riding my bike around Martha's Vineyard and taking in the beautiful homes."

"The architecture alone is enough to take me back in time to imagine what life was like among the rich in a bygone era." Beautiful homes surround a big open park... Angela loves the brown one...
Look at its beautiful PINK flowered doorway...Hungry for some lunch... Angela suggests The Black Dog Tavern...

Thank you Angela for your help putting this post together... I think I will wander down this boardwalk and sit on the beach for awhile...

ENJOY your weekend and Happy PINK Saturday... don't forget to visit Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and all her PINK post friends!

43 comments:

CC said...

Such lovely pinks in the skies and such beautiful lighthouses. Happy Pink Saturday..

Stacey said...

What a lovely tour of Martha's Vineyard, complete with pink skies! Thank you for sharing...
Stacey

vicki archer said...

I have always wanted to visit Martha's Vineyard - this was the next best thing. Thank you xv

Char said...

I so want to go there and this was even more incentive to get there - great shots and tour! thanks you two

Anonymous said...

WOW Fifi!! This is amazing!! You make me want to be back there right now!! Thank you so much for this post about one of my most favorite places on earth!
~angela

G. Bloom said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks for the lovely photos of Martha's Vineyard. I would love to go sometime! Your painting of the pink bike with the flowers is beautiful!
Smiles,
Gina

KarenHarveyCox said...

I live about thirty minutes from Falmouth, where you can get the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. With your lovely talent for capturing a place, you would love all the little houses with gingerbread trim. This tour was wonderful and I love your bicycle with the flowers. Karen

nikkicrumpet said...

I've been to Martha's Vineyard a couple of times.....I wish I could live there...it seems like a storybook place to own a home.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I love this virtual Trip to MV.. Would LOVE to go visit one day. I do have some sand someone brought me back from around the area of Edgartown light house. I can dip my finger in and feel like I was there. NOT..:))
Thanks for the trip. Lovely Lovely photos and those colors of sunsets.. wow.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

PS.. Love the bike painting too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Fifi,

One of my fave places on this earth....we have stayed there a few times. Oaks Bluff, Edgartown, Gay Head (not called that anymore ~ called Aquinnah now). Everyone used to wear shirts with Black Dogs on them now they wear Fish called Menemsha Blues.

Fun fact....Michael J. Fox named one of his twins Aquinnah. Also right behind the Edgartown lighthouse is an island called Chappaquiddick it's a 2 min ferry ride, it'sjust lovely so desolate with beautiful beaches.

Ah now I need to put on some James Taylor and Carly Simon music (they both have homes there) :)

Wonderful Fifi,
Kathy :)

ps if you love MV you'd just adore Nantucket too !!!

Tinsie said...

Great virtual trip, many thanks! I loved the lighthouse pics :-)

Ivy Lane said...

Someday I'll get to Martha's Vineyard!!! Someday...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

amazing and gorgeous photos TFS
*Happy Pink Saturday*

Diane said...

Wow, these pics are gorgeous. I feel like I just went on a mini vacation. Thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa Wertz said...

Love the post Fifi! Thank you. Happy Pink Sat to you.

Tres Belle said...

Well Fifi,
The closest I've been to Massachusetts is Maine. Kenneybunkport was about 16 miles from where we were staying. It was in early June and the weather beautiful as I lounged on a pier right off a jetty. Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!

Kris

P.S. Love the bike painting.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Fifi.

I loved the virtual trip - because I want to go to Martha's Vineyard someday, too. May we all go together?

PlantBuddy said...

I've been there and it's a magical place. Happy Pink Saturday.

Couture de Papier said...

Gee these look familiar!Come on down!
PS Pick up your blog award!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I would love to go Marthas Vineyard someday. It looks just beautiful. Cute pink bike!

Denise Elizabeth said...

Happy pink! Hugs Denise

fairiemoon said...

OOOOooooo, I wish I could go there. Very lovely. I hope you get to go one day soon! Happy Pink Saturday!

Robyn said...

Love all the "natural" pink you found on your trip - lovely to view!
Have a great weekend!

Donna said...

What a beautiful place! Wish I was there!

imjacobsmom said...

Oh, I wish I could go there, thanks for the virtual vacation! Hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Tracey said...

Thanks for the virtual getaway Fifi!!

enc said...

Holy cow are those "darlings" cute!

Couture de Papier said...

The Boston Lighthouse where I live in Hull,Mass is first and oldest in USA..its light blinks in code..I-Love-You..out into the mist...
Love the pink bike..I did one too,last year on a board I found on the beach,photo is on Cindy's Romantic Home blog! Thank You for inspiring me to appreciate where I live although it is gray and gloomy now.Ugh!

Diane W.Kaufman said...

love this! Hope you'll take a virtual trip to Tybee Island soon! ( or better yet come visit in person!!)

Joan said...

You definitely need to visit Martha's Vineyard. It's my most favorite place in the world. I've been going there since I was 2 years old...grew up as a summer kid there. I'm obsessed with MV... which is why I named my blog MV Obsession :)

Joy said...

Love the Great Gatsby feel of these photos!

Anali said...

I love this post! I live in Massachusetts and have been to the Vineyard a few times. Unfortunately I didn't make it there this past summer though.

I hope you get to visit soon! Don't miss the
gingerbread houses. They are so bright and colorful. Walking around makes you feel like you are in a fairy land. I found someone's flickr shots so you can see.

http://tinyurl.com/5ncmsh

http://tinyurl.com/65hc5u

Kelli said...

This is one gorgeous place! I love your virtual tours as well... I need a vacation SO bad! I woke up this morning smiling from a dream about being in Paris :)

kendalee said...

Amazing how even a virtual tour is like a little break! Lovely!! :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I really enjoyed the tour and I love your artistic style. I am coming back later to check out your paintings. Happy Belated Pink Saturday. ~ Lynn

La Donna said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and your very nice comment about my paper cuts! : ) It is appreciated!
I have always wanted to visit Martha's Vineyard, thank you for sharing this tour!
La Donna

PAT said...

Fun post, Fifi. I've always wanted to visit Martha's Vineyard.

I ordered Molly's bowl from the Black Dog Tavern. I thought it only fitting she should have a bowl with "her" picture on it!

Pat said...

Hi Fifi!
I was lucky enough to spend a long weekend in Martha's Vineyard in my pre digital camera days. We stayed in the town of Oak Bluffs where the beauiful gingerbread cottages are located in the camp area. You would love painting them! I'll have to scan a photo of a pink one for a future Pink Saturday.
Hugs, Pat

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

This is a beautiful and fun post, Fifi - I'd love to visit for real one day but, in the meantime this was the next best thing..! Thanks for sharing..:)

London Calling said...

Great vitual day tripping. Beautiful.

Tamara Jansen said...

What a beautiful spot! Wonder if I'll ever get a chance to visit?

Lovely Yellow Ribbons said...

What a fun post, Fifi!

Where did you have the lobster in Hyannis Port? We ate at a great lobster place there on our way to Nantucket. Absolutely delish, but of course the name is escaping me!

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