Weekend in Martha’s Vineyard

Since summer in New England this year has been pretty much too hot to do anything but relax, we figured we had but one choice; maximize relaxation by spending a long weekend on New England’s most indulgent vacation spot: Martha’s Vineyard.  We rented a cabin on at the one and only campground, bought ferry tickets, loaded up the cars and hit the road in search of some serious downtime and chillin’.

We rallied at Fenway.

Rolling out…

Leaving the ferry port in Woods Hole.

The other ferry on it’s return from MV.

Yacht with a dinghy in tow. Commercial fishing vessel in the background?

It was a nice yacht…

A sea-bird in in pursuit of leftovers.

They were persistent.

Under sail.


Our ambitions were reigned in to the bare essentials: some bike riding, some time on the water, a little sight seeing, a bit of campfire grilling, all interleaved with the amount of eating and drinking appropriate to a hedonistic vacation.
Upon disembarking the ferry and settling in at our cabin, we decided to explore the surrounding towns via rental mountain bike.

Exploring the island.
Photo credit: Shawn

A classic car out for a cruise.
Photo credit: Shawn

Quenching our thirst at the mid-way through the ride.
Photo credit: Shawn

The legendary bartender of Donovan’s reef mixes up some refreshments for us.
Photo credit: Shawn

The campsite: maximum luxury (well, by my standards anyway…).

The steaks: grilled to perfection.
Photo credit: Shawn


When we got back from our ride, we set about grilling some steaks, cooking some corn on the cob, and feasting on a small plethora of snacks.  We hit the sack semi-early for an early rise: we would be in search of fish on the high seas with a charter fishing guide.

Shawn on the hunt.

Land ho! Back on shore, Kurt, our guide, cleans the fish for us.
Photo credit: Shawn

Our bountiful catch on the grill.
Photo credit: Shawn

The finished product.
Photo credit: Shawn

Photo credit: Shawn

With a highly successful day of fishing under our belts, we retreated to the cabin to do some grillin’ and chillin’.  We left our final day open for some serious touristry.  We piled into the car and set off for the south and east corners of the island to see what we could see.  We eventually wound up in Edgarstown and where we took some time to eat ice cream and take in the view.

Photo credit: Shawn

Photo credit: Shawn

Photo credit: Shawn

Photo credit: Shawn

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2 thoughts on “Weekend in Martha’s Vineyard

  1. Andrew

    woot awesome post

    I can’t believe its been so long, it feels like I was just there

    I really liked those steaks

    I hope you are getting ready for your next california adventure . . .

  2. Brian Sweeney

    Saving up up that vacation time! Shawn actually has a bunch of video too which i was thinking of throwing together into a sweet edit, but I’m in the middle of doing a winter 2012 highlight edit so one thing at a time. Maybe in a while I’ll get that up there too, there’s actually some sweet video from Shawn’s phone.


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