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Today we catch the 1:00 PM ferry back to mainland…as it is called by the islanders. As a farewell gesture, here’s a chance to see some never-before-seen photos of the island. The reason they’ve not been seen before is because I just took them in the last couple of days! :)

Here’s two teaser photos…

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The porch of a gingerbread cottage in Oak Bluffs.
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A private beach club on the Chappaquiddick Island. Some of the scenes from the movie Jaws was shot here.

To see the other 31 photos, just click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/MarthaSVineyard061410#

For our final day on the island yesterday we returned to the prettier, less-populated eastern end and enjoyed 10+ plus miles of bicycling. Then back to Menemsha, our favorite place on the island, for another delicious seafood lunch. Ymmm!

We enjoyed a real peaceful setting during the last week. On a road in our campground with ten camping spaces…we were the only ones there. I’m so glad we decided to be here before the kids get out of school for the summer. It won’t be so quiet then!

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Our camping spot for the last week.

After a delightful week on Martha’s Vineyard, we’re now planning to hang out on Cape Cod for the next ten days. Hey, it’s a lousy job…but someone’s got to do it!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.panamaorbust.com

Jim says:

Yesterday Mary and I went to Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard under cloudy skies and a cool 62 degrees. It’s the largest town on the island (population-wise) with a 2000 census of 3,779 and the county seat of Duke County. It was one of the leading whaling ports in the 1800′s. It was also widely filmed during the making of the movie Jaws in 1974.

Here’s a few photos…

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An old building on a side street in Edgartown.
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A young family fishes from the main dock.
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The Edgartown Lighthouse on the water passage between Martha’s Vineyard and Chappaquiddick Island.
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A pretty shop front.
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The three car ferry approaches Chappaquiddick Island.

After completing our visit to Edgartown, we took the ferry to Chappaquiddick Island. See tomorrow’s blog entry!

To see the other 16 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/EdgartownMA061210#

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Edgartown…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgartown,_Massachusetts

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about the movie Jaws…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_%28film%29

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.panamaorbust.com

Jim says:

Yesterday was a perfect day!

The sky was clear and sunny and 69 degrees with a southerly wind of 10 miles per hour. That weather combined with the prettiest scenery in New England made it the perfect day.

We spent a delightful 5 hours wandering the western side of the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. First stop was in the picturesque harbor of Menemsha. The movie Jaws was filmed on Martha’s Vineyard. In the scene where the hired shark hunter Quint puts to sea…that’s the harbor of Menemsha. After wandering the harbor for about three hours, we stopped and had lunch. I had steamer clams and Mary had a stuffed quahog, stuffed scallop, cherry-stone clams and oysters on the half-shell. Shortly after that she was heard to say “I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!”

As an aside…
Menemsha is part of the town of Chilmark that has 843 full-time residents with a median home price of 2.3 million dollars.

Here’s a few photos I took…

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To se the other 60 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/061110#

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Menemsha…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menemsha,_Massachusetts

Then on to the extreme western end of the island to the Town of Aquinnah. Famous for its clay cliffs, it has 344 full-time residents. This particular place was a reputed favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Aquinnah…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquinnah,_Massachusetts

RVing doesn’t get any better than this!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.panamaorbust.com

Jim says:

We have finally arrived the island of Martha’s Vineyard off of the southeast coast of Massachusetts. My favorite place on the whole east coast of the United States!

The below map shows my route since November 30, 2009.

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My journey since November 30, 2009.

Here’s a Google Earth view of Martha’s Vineyard…

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The white line indicates the ferry route. The CG indicates the location of our campground.

Here’s what we saw along the way…

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The Cape Cod Railroad Bridge.

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about the Cape Cod Railroad Bridge…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Cod_Canal_Railroad_Bridge

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Our ferry awaits us.
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Inside the ferry, they really packed us in. Left side clearance was four inches and six inches on the right. We could not open the door to get out of the motorhome. Our view through the windshield was a truck carrying cobblestones. We read our books during the passage.
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Our campsite.

Here’s the link for our campground…
https://campmv.com/

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Martha’s Vineyard…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha%27s_Vineyard

We got settled in about 2:30 PM and it started to rain. Rather than wander around in the rain, we watched the movie Jaws, which Mary had never seen, which was filmed on Martha’s Vineyard. It gave Mary an opportunity to see some of the actual beautiful scenery she’ll get to see during our week on the island.

Mary really liked the movie…we’ll start our sight-seeing today.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.panamaorbust.com

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