Saturday, May 2, 2015

Last Day on the Island

Saturday was our last day on the island and we decided to take some more advice from Jim Baer so we took a leisurely drive out to Aquinnah and Menemsha, rambled around the island in general (East Chop, West Chop), and then went back to Oak Bluffs to see the Flying Horses carrousel which bills itself as the oldest operating merry-go-round in North America. During the course of the day we both agreed that this is a remarkable place and despite the distance we might well return.
Gay Head at Aquinnah

The cliffs, including the light, which is in the process of being moved to save it from erosion, a constant issue here.

The light, one of six on the island

I've not yet gotten a pen during this trip, but I have looked at several knives, including one that I let get away in Williamsburg. This is a scrimshaw (on bone) Rough Rider. The knife is so-so, but I got it for the carving.
This Buck is a better knife and I really liked the carving done by a member of the Wampanoag tribe

Menemsha is a working, fishing harbor

Just liked this image, don't know the people

I know this person

Flying Horses carrousel

A couple of images of Edgartown which we now think of as our town

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