Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Wonderful Day on Nantucket


Saturday on  Nantucket was still windy and cold.  We were going to the Downy Flake for breakfast. (If you're in Nantucket make this a stop.)  My friend’s daughter and I rode bikes, the others went in the car. After breakfast we continued to a farm to hear a talk on beets.  The others said it was fascinating but I sat downstairs and read my book!  Then we went to Madeket  Mall (the dump). We all drove there.  A and I left the bikes at the farm.  I didn’t get anything.  Like the beets it just  wasn’t my thing – although it is ever written about  in Elin Hilderbrande’s books as a place to “shop.”



Then before we got back to the farm we stopped at Cisco Brewery.  I proceeded to sample 10 beers – way past my normal amount particularly at noon.  I may have never even considered this in the past but I read so much about beer on MCM Mama’s blog and Jamoosh’s that I wanted to give it a try.  There were definitely some I didn’t like. I don’t seem to be a dark ale person.  My favorite was the seasonal pumpkin - but they didn't have any for sale except in a growler. Never heard the word before so I guess this excursion expanded my vocabulary!


The race 

Downtown
Then it was back to the bikes and time to ride to the harbor (after 10 beer samples??? but at least I wasn’t cold anymore!)  We watched a sailboat race which consisted of sailboats that had to be made out of  1 sheet of plywood!  Any one sailing in a small boat in these temperatures deserved a prize.

 Then a great cheap lunch and a bike ride home!

 Once we figured out what time we needed to leave tomorrow I decided to jump on the bike one more time to take the bike path I took the first day.  One person came with me.  It was  a great ride in spite of the wind.  Compared to the first day when I basically rode with no gears but one very low one and a flat tire I felt like I had a motor on my bike!  Coming to the ocean at the end of the path is such a reward!  We watched some seals surfing  and then headed back.
Same shot as yesterday but it is one of my favorite spots

The path

The reward at the end

22 comments:

Jill said...

I feel like I'm there with you, your pictures paint a thousand words! Not envious of that down North Face jacket your friend is wearing though but other than that it looks like heaven! Safe travels tomorrow!!

Fran said...

Looks like you're having a great time there. Beautiful pics!

Julie said...

Absolutley gorgeous....those are the words that popped into my head when I look at your pictures! I love the pictures of the water and the beach! I will have to do a brewery tour and tasting sometime too:) Take care!

Johann said...

A great time in a beautiful place with lovely people. What more can you want? Fantastic!

Ewa said...

Was at least the book you were reading about beets? :)
Isn't drinking beer the same as carboloading? Biking after 10 beers ought to be a breeze.
Joking aside, as usual, wonderful photos and I am glad you are enjoying your stay there and getting some bike runs in too.

Marlene said...

I absolutely love the beach shot!

Jamie said...

sounds like an excellent vacay so far!

Christina said...

Love your pictures! I feel like I was there. And I felt some chill bumps on my arms.

Anne said...

Beautiful pics once again...love the reward one :)

Amy said...

Gorgeous pictures - what a great getaway!

Michelle said...

These pictures are amazing! Not sure I would be able to ride the bike after 10 beers, either.

Alisa said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beer samples, those are my favorite, I love the little tasters.

Katie A. said...

Bike ridding + beer + good friends = one very nice weekend! Looks so beautiful! Glad you had a nice trip!

Meg said...

Lovely pictures, it looks like you had a fun weekend!
I'm not able to stay in NY for more than one more day, I have to get back to the classroom. We are leaving the Thursday before the race so I'll be missing 3 whole days! Ugh, sub plans galore this week!!

HappyTrails said...

Don't know how it works there, but Fall and Windy are synonymous in Colorado. The photos are awesome as always and it would be nice to take a run (or ride) along the water. Not much ocean front riding here though :-)

Have you been managing the cool weather on the bike OK?

Jenn said...

Pumpkin beer! Now, that sounds good! Great Pics! Looks like just a great day!!

Emz said...

OMGosh - those little beer glasses. I must have a set of those. They would look so awesome in the Pita's gynormous hands.

As always your photos . . . . . amazing.

LookingUpAgain said...

Just beautiful! I'm glad you had a good time.

Chris K said...

Remember, you owe me a book report :-)

Chris K said...

Thanks for the comment. Yes, it was the Follett book. That guy is so hit or miss. I'm glad you told me. I have not read the Dragon Tatoo books either. Jamoosh recommended them to me. Let me know if you do read it.

LMC said...

Sounds like a great trip. Love the pix, as usual! Have a great week!

FruitFly said...

That's it ... I am googling Nantucket. I have to add this to my list of "must visit" places!