|destroyed by the storm in 1898|
|I lifted this photo of the exterior from the Internet.|
Outside is the same way with various spots to sit and enjoy the views and gardens. Aside from the large and comfortable porch, furnished with wicker and rocking chairs there is a garden patio in the back, a couple of weathered wooden benches and some lovely blue Adirondack chairs just waiting for an artist to come along and capture. They overlook the harbor with a view of the ferries arriving and departing. And on the other side of the house a view of Lagoon Pond, just down a flight of old weathered stairs.
|Denny took Ed and George out for a cruise in the lagoon and out to the harbor.|
|Us gals just walked the beach around the lagoon and looked for sea glass and heart stones.|
|One of 6 or 7 helicopters that flew over delivering the first family to the island for their vacation.|
Marilyn and Denny keep their boat in the lagoon and it's where friends and family can go for a swim.
|Their dock in the lagoon.|
|Some friends taking a swim.|
The yard is full of mature plantings and spots to sit and relax. A sweet Victorian style playhouse sits in the yard waiting for the grandkids to arrive. A wooden swing hangs from the bough of a large shade tree, under which a hammock invites you for an afternoon nap. The wonderful wrap-around porch where 8 of us gathered, talked, laughed, ate, drank and caught up is always a favorite spot.
|That is the view of the harbor beyond their yard as seen from their porch.|
|I may have to try to do a watercolor of this picture.|
I haven't been there for a few years, but it always feels so warm and welcoming and has everything to do with our hosts.
|View from our bedroom. We overlooked the harbor and the grape arbor. Lovely to wake up to. I have stayed in 3 of the 5 or 6 bedrooms. I liked this one the best so far.|
One would think that the way I am writing this that the house was the star of the weekend. It was certainly quite a setting, but the stars were our friends. We have a group of friends who I miss terribly. I get together with them whenever I can but it's getting harder to see them with everyone's busy schedules. There were a few of the old gang missing because of scheduling conflicts and we missed them this time around. But I hope to see them soon. When we do get together, it is a high time we have. (Is that still an expression for this century?) I love these folks and cherish the times we do have together. I am so appreciative that Malaryn hosted this weekend.
|The Steamship Authority terminal-before we knew it we were back in line to get back on the ferry to Wood's Hole.|
|Ed waits for the ferry to start up. The weather was gorgeous and even the boat ride was special.|