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Visiting Chilmark on a Day-trip to Martha's Vineyard

Jennie Sparrow | 10/18/2017

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to accompany Becky on a trip to Martha’s Vineyard to photograph some rental properties. We had our fingers crossed, as weather on the Cape and Islands in the fall can be dicey, especially during hurricane season. This particular day started out foggy. Becky and I looked at each other and wondered, “Did we choose the right day to go?” As the ferry shot across Vineyard Sound, what had started out a foggy ride became a beautiful, sunny day.

Arriving at Oak Bluffs Harbor

We arrived in Oak Bluffs, grabbed a rental car, and headed towards Chilmark. I’ve been to Martha’s Vineyard several times, but never to the southwest end. I was amazed. This part of Martha’s Vineyard was a lot more calm and pastoral. Along the way, we stopped to snap some photos of fields filled with sheep and horses, and a home with corn growing in the front yard. I dropped Becky off at one of the properties we were there to shoot, and what a spectacular view it had! Sweeping views of rolling hills that led down to Lucy Vincent Beach, and because of the remnants of a recent storm, the waves were crashing onto the beach so audibly that we could hear the sound from the house a half a mile away.

Corn growing in the front yard of a farmhouse
Fields of sheep
A pair of horses on a Chilmark horse farm
Sweeping views of Lucy Vincent Beach from Rental ID 12106
Lucy Vincent Beach

I proceeded to Gay Head, stopping to take photos at the picturesque Lobsterville and Red beaches as well as quaint Menemsha Pond Landing. I then continued on to Aquinnah and ended up at Gay Head Cliffs and Lighthouse. What an amazing vista! Even with some lingering fog, it still held me in a moment of awe. After drinking in the view, and breathing in the salty air, I set back to pick up Becky. We continued our trip together to the quaint town of Menemsha, which proved to be beautiful and charming, as you’ll read about in Becky’s upcoming blog. . .

Lobsterville Beach
Red Beach
Landing on Menemsha Pond
Gay Head Cliffs and Lighthouse in Aquinnah

As Becky and I left Chilmark, we both agreed that we could imagine ourselves renting a place there—reveling in the open, quiet space, and soaking up the lovely nature it has to offer.