Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town: my home town.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Prelude


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Maybe it's because I spent the past ten years commuting every week between Edgartown and Brookline, or maybe it's because I woke up one day and realized that I have every single thing I need or want at home, but these days, I hardly care if I leave Edgartown ever again. I've never loved driving - much preferring walking or biking; seeing people face to face, taking in my surroundings while at the same time staying fit - and my aversion is even stronger now. Thankfully, living on Main Street, I can walk to just about everything. If it's not in Edgartown, I probably don't need it. And yes, I'm a throw-back to the days when Edgartown was Edgartown and Vineyard Haven was Vineyard Haven and rarely did the 'twain meet (except when it was time to head up to Brickman's for new school shoes). The one reality that I cannot change, however, is that the daily mass that is conducted one block from my house during July and August at St. Elizabeth's - which is so close that I can practically walk out my front door as the town clock begins ringing the nine o'clock hour and be in the pew before the last gong - switches over to the parish center in Oak Bluffs after Labor Day.

Oh well, I can't imagine there being a prettier fifteen-minute drive on one's way to pray anywhere in the universe than Beach Road between 7:30 and 8am - let's just call it preparation.



Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;
My beloved Bend-in-the-Road Beach.

Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;
The marshes and moors of Anthier's.

Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;
Sarson's Island with Felix Neck beyond.

Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;
The Derby is on.

Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;
I have photographed this little boat, Cassandra, from many angles and in various lighting conditions. I'm not sure what attracts me to her. Maybe because she seems abandoned and alone and somewhat neglected; some days she seems on the verge of sinking; all of the above describing the way I feel sometimes.

Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;


Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;
Wooly beach heather.

Edgartown News, Beach Road, Our Lady, Star of the Sea;

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