Sunday, February 05, 2006

Scouting Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard

We had to put the finishing touches on our new Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard tour, so I took the unseasonably warm weather last week and used it to drive the route we’ll use on the tour. Even on a dreary, gray day, the beach was inviting in its vastness, the lighthouse welcoming with its red and white light.

One of the best things about this tour is the bike paths. The island of Martha’s Vineyard is full of them and the Cape Cod Rail Trail winds through most of the Cape. Here is one of the beautiful paths we’ll be on, as it crosses salt ponds near Eastham.

We had only one bike between the two of us, so we didn’t get a whole lot of riding in. Instead, we headed north on the way home and went cross-country skiing. It’s snowing outside my window as I write this. My biking in New England will have to wait for a warmer day in June. I’m looking forward to the tour. It’s another one I get to lead, and it looks like it’s going to be a sell-out. Ahhh, spring can’t come too soon.

1 comment:

Dental Dad said...

I enjoyed your pictures from Martha's Vineyard. I am thinking about moving there to practice dentistry, if I can afford it. Given that I will be graduating in 3 months with mountains of debt, it's looking a little doubtful.

What did you think of the area in February? Did it seem more residential since it was off-season? Other than the cost of living and the fact that is an island, did you notice any drawbacks to living there year-round?