Martha’s Vineyard is a gorgeous island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the perfect place for a cycling day trip.
For some time, I had wanted to cycle the twelve-mile-round-trip on the ocean bike path from MV’s Oak Bluffs to Edgartown.
Cloudy skies and drizzle could not deter me from this day trip.
I rented a bike at Oak Bluffs close to where Falmouth’s Island Queen ferry docked.
The cheerful shop owners provided me with a bike, helmet, basket, lock and map for a modest sum.
The cool, salty air rushed through my lungs as I peddled through the light rain admiring the sea on one side of the bike path and salt marshes on the other side.
I listened to the ocean waves, sea gulls, wind through the beach brush and splashing of my tire wheels through puddles.
A few brave souls were sailing and additional boats dotted the horizon.
The fabulous ride took me to Edgartown’s Chappy ferry and wooden pier.
I relished my homemade sandwich under the pier while watching cars on the small, flat boat being ferried back and forth across the small harbor to Cappaquiddick Island.
The rain finally ceased and I headed back on my bike to Oak Bluffs, stopping to take photos along the way.
There was just enough time to window shop before boarding the Island Queen to return to Falmouth.
I smiled on the ferry recalling that Jaws, the shark-horror-cult-film was made on MV. Later, I folded an Origami shark.