Sail, Boat, Vineyard Haven Harbor, Alison Shaw

“Early on a beautiful blue sky Sunday, NY Times and dark roast from Mocha Motts in hand. Katama General Store for a chive scone as I make my way to my 13’ whaler, Skippy, anchored in Katama Bay. Rake a bucket of clams and while the waters are still glassy calm, slowly motor through the Edgartown Harbor, admiring my favorite sailboat (which if it were mine, everyday would be the perfect day!) off to the beach at Cape Pogue, read the entire Times uninterrupted, fresh raw clams with a chilled glass of Prosecco, swim; sans bathing suit. Back through the Harbor late afternoon, Edgartown bustling with tourists and cars and chaos, but from the water you get such a different perspective of this beautiful Island and how fortunate we are to be a part of it. Morning Glory Farm for a Red Full Monte then home for a refreshing outdoor shower. Dinner and cocktails at a nice restaurant. And if the moon is full, a walk to lighthouse beach, quietly slipping into the water and while the phosphorescence dances around me, I say a little Thank You for another perfect Vineyard day.”