I got home Wednesday night, from a five day getaway from Martha’s Vineyard. Before we left I spent all of Friday getting everything in order. That way I wouldn’t have to worry about a long list of things I needed to get done when I got back. Because of this, I was able to really let go, and relax. Actually my vacation ended up being so relaxing, that I felt refreshed and ready to head back to work on Thursday morning, that rarely happens.
So let me start explaining from the beginning, for those of you that are not familiar with Martha’s Vineyard – Martha’s Vineyard is an island off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ¬†To give you a visual, it is the island that the movie JAWS was filmed on. Anyway, my boyfriend’s parents have a house there. When they first were talking about buying a beach house I assumed that they would buy one more local, but my bf’s stepmom is originally from New England. Also her sister owns a B&B there, and her grandfather was buried on the Island so she wanted to be there too. But let me tell you, it is a little bit of a hike to get there. We have to take a one hour flight to Boston, jump on a bus for two hours, then take a one hour boat ride until we finally arrive in Oaks Bluff, Martha’s Vineyard.
Right after we got off the boat and arrived in Oaks Bluff, we dropped our bags off at the house and then went fishing. This was the first time I actually held a fishing pole and caught a fish. What a difference it makes to be fishing and not just there for the boat ride. I had a lot of fun.
Taking the raft out, so we can get to the fishing boat.
Me, Heading out to the boat, to go fishing.
- This boat is the boat from the movie JAWS. They left it here. These are the remains.
I spotted cool birds, on the way to our secret fishing spot.
Yep, you are not seeing things. Those are cows.
My first fish!
I’m so happy, I could kiss you!
My sexy man. He caught some fish but nothing worth bringing back.
- I found a hermit crab!
At the end of the first day, we were exhausted. It was fun but traveling, fishing, soaking up the sun on the boat, made us ready to turn in early. My bf’s dad scaled my fish and put it away so it would be ready to smoke later that week.¬†¬†Maybe it was beginner’s luck, but whatever. I am happy I caught a fish that big, and can’t wait to go fishing again.
QUESTIONS FOR YOU
- Have you been to Martha’s Vineyard?
- What’s your favorite beach town?
- How big was the biggest fish you have caught before?
Stay tuned. I have a lot more to say about Martha’s Vineyard and photo’s too.