June 22, 2009

June 9th 2009, Honeymoon Day 2

Like I wrote last time, the bed at the Melville House was very comfortable. We had a good night's sleep. Breakfast was served at 10 am by the innkeeper Stan. We had muffins, banana bread, cereal & milk, orange juice, strawberries, and scrambled eggs. Everything was fresh and tastes organic. Stan says they try to be as organic as possible, which suits our style. Stan also gave us a tour of the house, which has a couple rooms used for their massaging service called the Bradley Technique. The house has more bedrooms on the second floor, which look out across the street to see other magnificent houses that were built in the 1800's.

After we packed up our luggage, put them in the car, we drove to the ferry service to see what time they have ferry to Martha's Vineyard. The ferry leaves at 6:30 pm, so we decided to walk around downtown and visit the whaling museum, one of the main attractions in New Bedford. The Whaling museum tells the history of the town, showing its past glories as a prominent whaling port and how it gradually faded into a historic town as the industry waned. The museum closed at 5 pm, and we went to a near by Thai restaurant called Spicy Lime. We didn't have much time, so we eat super fast and brought the main dishes with us as take outs to the ferry. We drove the car to the ferry's parking lot and took the shuttle from the parking lot to the ferry dock. Everything was just in time and we could have missed it if we didn't run down the street to the car from the restaurant.

There were only 4 other people on the ferry, which could easily carry a hundred. I guess it was a Tuesday and summer hasn't officially started yet. The ride was 1 hour and mostly smooth, except when the boat is out on the sea it gets a little wavy, not enough to get us sea sick.

We got to Martha's Vineyard, in the town of Oak Bluffs, and it was very cloudy and windy, and cold. I know our next lodging, the Isabelle's Beach House, is on the beach and should be a short walk from the ferry. We found the house in no time and checked in. After we recollect ourselves we went downstairs to microwave the Thai food and watched HG channel on the TV while enjoying the Bangkok fried rice and dunken noodles. Our room is on the second floor, has a small balcony on the side of the house and has a view of the beach and ocean. At night you can hear the waves hitting the shore, which is nice. The bed is not as comfortable as the previous night; just average spring mattress.

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