Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Morning Jaunt

 South St. Fairhaven MA.

All the leaves are gone, and the sky was gray, which made a good time to go for a short "ish" bike ride around town.  The quiet Sunday morning atmosphere is really good for getting out weather it be walking, or biking and there was a bit of both on the MUP and down by the Fort

Margaret's is one of the town's dining hot spots.  Meals are very good and reasonable, but the kicker is that it's a BYOB restaurant which keeps the price down considerably.  Breakfast of Norwegian pancakes is a good way to start a Sunday.

Across from Margaret's is the Martha's Vineyard Steamship Authority repair facility.  Today there was a car and a truck carrier ferry in for some work. Both use routes from Wood's Hole to the Vineyard, about a 15 minute sail.   Down on the docks small and large boat repair facilities are numerous.  The large boat dry dock is on a system that has been around for over a hundred years, and by the looks of it, the wooden dock may be original.

Finally, there is a park at the beginning of the MUP that was once a cemetery.  All the stuff was moved to the another cemetery located at the other end of town.

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Margaret's Restaurant.

Truck carrier ferry

Car carrier ferry.

Drive right in.

Shop for small boats.

Dry dock for larger boats.

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