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CBWC: Centered…

CBWC: Centered…

CBWC: Centered…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #197: The rule of thirds…

Lens-Artists Challenge #190 – Close and Closer…

Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard from one side and walking around to the other side I looked closer and there was my daughter.
I didn’t realize that shown in the window behind the bike were my daughter and our friend until I looked closer.
Sailing home from Martha’s Vineyard if you look closer out the window of the ferry Island Home you can see West Chop lighthouse.
Not a fly on the wall but on a window of the Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard.
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City

A Photo a Week Challenge: From the Side…

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2021/07/20/a-photo-a-week-challenge-from-the-side/

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In or On Water…

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-in-or-on-water/

A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes…

Share photos using the rule of thirds.

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/a-photo-a-week-challenge-threes-and-threes/

Photo A Day Challenge: Deep Waters…

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/may-colors-and-letters/

Memories of the Ferry Islander…

The Islander was retired in the winter of 2007 and the last time I sailed on her was that February.

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Even though not sleek or graceful, for 57 years the Islander brought her own special beauty to the waters surrounding the Vineyard. The Islander will continue to exist through paintings, photographs and in the memories of those who loved her.

Early morning …

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The beloved work horse of a ferry, the Islander plied the waters between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard  for 57  years before retiring in the winter of 2007.   There was just something about this tub of a boat that endeared her to all who sailed on her…  she wasn’t a great beauty but she had a regalness about her.

Her blue plastic outdoor seats  certainly weren’t known for their comfort, but comfort wasn’t necessarily what one was after for the 45 minute sail from America to the Vineyard, which was more of a transition from the everyday to the magicalness awaiting you.   The Vineyard is many things to many people and in many hearts the Islander was the emotional connection.

Fond memories ❤