September 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
For those of you who were thinking that I hadn’t done anything for the last week except lay around on the beach, well… you were right. But I also finished a mitten. Silk alpaca blend, a gift from my sister-in-law in Colorado. Color: Coaltrain (which, coincidentally is also the name of the alpaca who donated it.) It matches a scarf I made to go with it, and might match a hat as well, depending on how the drive home goes.
Martha’s Vineyard has been dreamy and a much-needed recharge of the batteries. Since poor Lucy Vincent beach has been pulverized in recent years by hurricanes and “long shore drift,” this year’s Vineyard-Vintrocation was characterized by alternative beach exploration. Great Rock Bight, formerly named by A&A as “Great Rock Bite-Me,” or, at times,”Great Rocks and Bug Bites,” has reformed itself and turned into a lovely, secret cove that we had almost all to ourselves, most likely due to the fact that there’s a long, steep hike in. The water is placid, the rocks are plentiful but not pervasive, and both the weather and the company were superb. The hikes each day allowed me to work off all the delicious meals I’ve eaten here (Outer Most Inn, Home Port, Le Grenier, Black Dog, Beach Plum Inn, and of course, Eileen’s Pies.) We also paid visits this week to Squibnocket beach, home of the biting flies but not nearly as many children as I feared, and Gay Head, aka Aquinnah, which was as rocky and rough as I remembered it. Great Rock Bight, you are The One.
After a week and a half of vibrantly sunny days, Tropical Storm Lee has been lingering, and the weather’s turned a bit chilly. I’m looking forward to getting back to the cowboy shirts. I have some great ideas for some Vintrowear promotions on the internets, and I’m excited for the new school year.