This is going to be a longer post,
because Nantucket is seriously fabulous. . .
As I told you before, we did a New England/Canada Cruise in 2005
so we had visited Martha’s Vineyard then. . .this trip we wanted to see Nantucket. . .
and decided the High Speed Ferry – 1 hour trip was the way to go. . .
vs the regular ferry 2 1/2 hour trip. . .28 miles away. . .
the positive of the high speed ferry. . .it’s a lot quicker. . .
the negative of the high speed ferry. . .cattle car style loading and unloading. . .
they load you in the chutes. . .and push you on and off. . .not fun. . .not fun at all!
but once you finally get onboard it’s fine. . .sort of airline style seating,
and even tables with bench style seating on either side. . .
didn’t think about getting pics of the inside. . .
as you can imagine. . .the High Speed Ferry is serious business in this part of the world,
where the only form of transportation to the mainland is by water. . .
This poster was hanging in the ticket office at Nantucket. . .
our first view of Nantucket. . .
the shopping district. . .cobblestone streets are the real mc coy. . .
tourism is big business. . .
window boxes divine. . .
and of course. . .a trolley tour. . .it’s a great way to get an overall look see. . .
and we had a fabulous tour guide named Gus. . .
I gotta share what Gus taught us. . .pop quiz to follow. . .ha ha!
Cape Cod Houses come in different styles. . .
this is how you differentiate. . .
1/2 Cape – two windows – one door
3/4 Cape – three windows – one door
Full Cape – you got it. . .four windows – one door. . .
isn’t that cool? Now you know. . .
Homestead Cape – built at a time when taxes were levied according to the size of your windows. . .
and a Nantucket Trend. . .to build lattices
and have roses grown all over your house. . .
seriously. . .is this a postcard shot or what?
the only original wharf (of four) still standing from whaling days. . .
the other three burned. . .this one is now tourist shops
and restaurants. . .I know you find that shocking!
this little 450 sf cottage is prime real estate because it has
a pier for your yacht. . .it sold for several million just recently. . .
I leave you with another postcard worthy shot. . .
Nantucket at sunset. . .what a wonderful day!
‘til next time,
Janice and Dave