Sneak Peek


This coming weekend marks FORTY years that I moved to Edgartown. Hard to believe. F-O-R-T-Y. 

We’ll be taking the ferry over Friday to see what has changed and what has not. I suspect more has changed than not.

I do want to do a drive-by of the first house I bought – a total dump actually, almost out at Wasque Point on Chappy. And I do hope to have a cup of coffee or two at The Black Dog Bakery.

Otherwise, we’ll play tourist and drive around like we’ve never been there before. Looking forward to it.

The photo above was taken before I bought my house on Chappy, when I rented a gorgeous cottage on a huge estate on Edgartown Harbor. It was over the winter, a harsh winter when many of the long private piers were torn apart from the ice.

The cottage was one of these two houses. Drool.

The local newspaper has announced oyster season is alive now, but we could have difficulty finding fresh bay scallops.  Darn.

Nevertheless, it should be tons of fun. Stay tuned.

12 thoughts on “Sneak Peek

  1. Looking forward to the reporting. How are the off season prices for accommodations? Hope you have weather as nice and warm as this weekend!

    1. Pretty cheap. The ferry is half what it is in the summer too. Good time to go. Thanksgiving crowd gone. Christmas crowd not yet in town. We should have the island to ourselves.

  2. Off season is often the best season for the very reasons you state. I bet you have a terrific nostalgic trip to MV. What’s the story on the tiny scallops? I splurge once a year on those delicious morsels but haven’t seen them at my fishmonger’s so far this season. Hope you have good luck finding them.

    1. I’ll find out more once we are there. I remember many years back then when scallop season was bad. They are wildly expensive here. Wildly!!!!!

    1. Oooh, I’d love to do that! I’m guessing the Victoria Kennedy who is the contact for rentals is not THE Victoria Kennedy. Or maybe it is and you sent the link knowing I’d be at the scene of Teddy’s crime?????

      1. You know, I saw that name and wondered myself, but, thought naaaw. I’m not nearly clever enough to pull off the Teddy crime connection thing.

  3. Dear EOS,

    If my guesstimate arithmetic is correct, you made this move to Edgartown very soon after you got out of college (given the, um, extended college adventures you’ve referred to before). Can you tell us what led you to make this choice at that point in your life? Winters spent hard by the Atlantic in the northeast are no “trip to the beach,” so to speak.

    Yer Pal,
    Nosy Bitch

    1. Extended. Very cute. I don’t think my dad ever used that word. 🙂
      I went to the Vineyard for the worst reason ever. I followed a guy. He was someone I knew and dated in high school who became a successful (and straight) male model. I ran into him on Madison Avenue, what are the odds, and he said he just moved to MVY.
      I had never been there and after some correspondence, he invited me up to visit. I could see then HE wasn’t for me but I knew right then and there that MVY won my heart. I went home. Quit my job. Told my folks I was leaving on an adventure. I knew no one. Had no job. My folks thought I was nuts.
      The rest, as they say, is history.

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