New England Road Trip; Chapter 10 – Cape Cod (Nantucket)

(written by Bill)

This is a series of blogs covering a 21 day road-trip my wife and I made through eight New England States during the month of September – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts (Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Boston).

We’ve covered Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts Cape Cod – Provincetown and Chatham to date.

Chapter 10 – We realized over the first day and a half that staying in Chatham was one of our best decisions.  It’s easy to go north, south, or east and the driving is simple. On our second full day we caught a ferry and headed over to Nantucket to do some shopping and sight seeing.  The ferry was easy to catch and the cruise over was quiet and very comfortable. Although you can take an automobile over we elected to go without. We did, however, pay a little extra to take the faster ferry so we could enjoy more time on the island since we were only going to be there one day.  Glad we did, it was worth it.

When we arrived on the island, we got tickets to take the island bus tour.  We have found this type of tour gives us a lot of great information (history and facts) and covers the entire island most efficiently.  During our tour we saw two of the three lighthouse on Nantucket, Brant Point Light and Sankaty Head Light (the third, which we didn’t see, is Great Point light). We also saw the oldest home on Nantucket, named Jethro Coffin House, as well as the oldest working Windmill in the country, named the “Old Mill“.  We had lunch at the pier at a wonderful restaurant and walked up and down many of the streets near the harbor.  The weather was great and the time we spent on Nantucket was so relaxing and enjoyable. We loved it!

Click here to see more photo’s of Nantucket

Next blog will cover Martha’s Vineyard, another absolutely wonderful location.

Hope you enjoy…


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26 Responses to New England Road Trip; Chapter 10 – Cape Cod (Nantucket)

  1. I’m glad you made it over to Nantucket on the ferry. It looks about the same, maybe more visitors now, as it did decades ago when I visited and stayed a week. Remember having a picnic near the lighthouse.

  2. Angeline M says:

    Love the cobblestone street, and that surfboard shirt in the shop? My husband has that, he got in Hawaii many years ago. Lots of comments whenever he wears it.

    • motioners says:

      Wow, what a coincidence to see the same shirt. I think it’s a sign that you should vacation in Nantucket! Just kidding. Thanks a bunch for giving some nice feedback. bill

  3. prashlive says:

    Beautiful Place and nice clicks. I wish I get a chance for a road time that too for 21 days. Enjoy the rest of the days. Waiting for the other places to explore. The best part about your post is that you give simple and practical tips. Keep doing the good stuff.

  4. What a beautiful autumn getaway destination, with vibrant photographs to showcase it! Nantucket has long been on my travel wish list – hope to make it there someday soon.

  5. You have really made me wish we would of done Cape Cod when we were in Boston…sigh.

    • motioners says:

      You can always plan a return visit. Oh boy! I can tell you that we would like to go back and spend more time in the area. There is so much to do and see. Thanks for your note. bill

  6. likeitiz says:

    It looks like Nantucket is ever as pretty as they say it is. Love your photos. Such crisply captured treasures of the place, and some of the day-to-day. It makes the place real, not something contrived for calendars. Thanks! One day, I hope to visit too.

  7. fotografka90 says:

    Beautiful place and great photos 🙂

    • motioners says:

      Thank you very much fotografka90. I really enjoy your blog as well. I loved your piece on “About Me”. It is a great read, you are an extremely interesting person. All the best, bill

      • fotografka90 says:

        Thank you very much. It’s really important for me! I’m a amateur and I still learn something new about photography. Thank you so much for all this words 🙂

  8. insanely great work guys…thx so much. We have a new page on our blog, “Fight for” and the first post is abut a darling 2 year old darling who is fighting for her life. Maybe you can help in a way, it would mean so much for us. Take care

  9. adinparadise says:

    Nantucket is such a beautiful island. We hired bicycles and rode all around. I remember those lovely old lighthouses and the windmill. Thanks for the memories. 🙂

    • motioners says:

      It is such a wonderful place to spend some time. Renting the bicycles sounds like something we should have done. Next time! Sounds like it brought back good memories for you? If this is the case, we feel good. Thanks for passing on your thoughts. bill

  10. if you get back to the cape there are at least 2 similar windmills, one in Bass River (aka S. Yarmouth) and the other in Eastham. Glad you enjoyed Nantucket, it is a lovely place

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