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Once again I find myself spoiled rotten by the beautiful scenery of Nantucket. It might be because the weather is perfect, a bluebird sky day, or that I’m up here solo and had the first uninterrupted night’s sleep in a long time. Nevertheless, I am so happy to have enjoyed a gorgeous morning walk through Tupancy Links, Nantucket’s first-ever golf course, and now a beloved dog walk area, followed by the hilly pond route at Sanford Farm. It never ceases to amaze me how spectacularly scenic Nantucket truly is and how its topography can conjure up comparisons to places so far from this tiny New England island 22 miles out to sea. There are parts of it that resemble African plains (I kid you, not) while other landscapes could easily be mistaken for Northern England. I find Fall to be a particularly alluring time out here on the Rock, and not only because it’s often less congested than the summer (though not this weekend with The Nantucket Project and 10 weddings!) but also, because the colors of the land seem that much richer, the sky that much more brilliant and the days that much more nourishing. I encourage you all to consider a Fall weekend up on Nantucket for some delightful R&R and soul-enriching natural vistas.
*And look no further on where to stay than my review on the latest boutique hotel to hit the scene up here: 76 Main in FOF Favorites.
Nantucket, Personal or Promotion
Title page of Nantucket Hideaways, the app
I’m heading up to Nantucket this weekend for the Nantucket Book Festival where I will sign copies of my three books in the garden of the lovely library from 10am to 1pm on Saturday.
I also plan to do a little promotion for my brand new app: Nantucket Hideaways, beginning with an interview on my favorite local daily show; 228 Live, on channel 22.
Look for the stickers of the app below:
Brant Point Dressed up for Christmas
This past weekend was the highlight of Nantucket Noel, the month-long period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the annual, three-day weekend known as the Christmas Stroll.The Stroll has a curious, though still evident according to recent goers, mercantile history. In1974, the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and a few local residents organized the first stroll in response to the opening of the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis, MA. The hope was to encourage people to stay and shop locally. Now 38 years later, the island has just finished up its latest Stroll, last weekend.
Carolers on Main Street
Cherished events such as the Christmas House Tour on Friday evening and the Annual Craft Show on Friday and Saturday appeals to the adults, while Saturday’s Stroll Day delights children with window, doorway and tree decorating contests. The weekend’s biggest affair though is the highly anticipated arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by Coast Guard boat.
Main Street Decorated
At noon, the jolly couple arrives at Straight Wharf (where the Hy-Line ferry comes in) and then boards a horse-drawn carriage (sleigh, if you will), which carries them up Main Street, past a line of patient and eager, young fans up to a stage in front of the Pacific National Bank. Children have the opportunity to sit with Santa Claus, take a photo and, of course, relay their wish! Throughout the day Main Street is filled with costumed entertainers, characters such as the Magical Talking Tree, periodgarbed carolers and bell ringers who create aspirited environment. Older children and adults will also enjoy the tremendous creative effort displayed by the town’s shopkeepers who participate in the annual holiday contests.
The annual tree in the boat by North Wharf
Look for similar writeups on Nantucket Events on my upcoming App: NANTUCKET HIDEAWAYS
out this March!
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