The last time I was in Cape Cod, I was maybe in 8th grade, and we were visiting family friends. These family friends were special–she was my 2nd grade teacher in Cairo, Egypt, and her husband was one of the funniest people I’d ever met. They lived in St. Denis, MA, and I don’t remember how long we stayed there, but we had a great time. We went to Provincetown, went to some beaches…it was fun. This summer, we rented a townhouse in New Seabury for a couple weeks. I ate lobster at least three times? And we had countless oysters. Lily had a blast on the beach. Low tide at Skaket beach was super fun.
We took the ferry one day to Martha’s Vineyard and followed this itinerary pretty closely: Island Queen ferry from Falmouth, VTA bus day pass, explored Edgartown, ate our weight in oysters and drank delicious wine, took the bus to South Beach, played on the beach all afternoon, took the bus back to Oak Bluffs, took Lily on the oldest carousel in America (1876!), and then headed back to the main land for dinner. I can see the appeal of Martha’s Vineyard. We didn’t see anyone in the Obama family, but they were reportedly there at the same time. We saw an adorable, tiny house for sale in Edgartown, and Ben made me guess how much it was on the market for. I guessed $1.3 million….it was tiny! But in Edgartown and super cute. Well, I was way off. It was on the market for $8 million. Folks, I don’t think I’ll ever own a house in Edgartown.
We also used the shark spotter app, Sharktivity, to track shark sightings along the coast. There were so many shark sightings and even attacks this summer! Some poor soul lost his life just last week. Another man was chomped on a bit. We didn’t see any sharks. We visited friends who had their boat in Provincetown, and saw some seals frolicking along the point. Boat life in Provincetown was pretty great! I didn’t even get seasick – I was so proud of myself. I wonder if the wine helped?