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Nantucket Weekend Day 1

Share this post: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Email On a recent visit to Nantucket, we rode the early high speed ferry from Hyannis so we could have the whole first day to spend walking around the town and learning where everything was. High winds prevented me from painting,…

On a recent visit to Nantucket, we rode the early high speed ferry from Hyannis so we could have the whole first day to spend walking around the town and learning where everything was.
High winds prevented me from painting, but we were glad to be traveling light. There was a lot to enjoy, even on a budget.
We had just 3 full days to see the island, so day 1 was for down town and Brant Point, day 2 was for historical sites, day 3 was for driving a rental car around the whole island.
First up, our informative host at the Seven Sea Street Inn let us drop our bags at the guest house as it was all ready for us. Then off to the Corner Table Cafe around the corner for pumpkin spice lattes. Although Nantucket is steeped in historical quaint, sidewalks and cobbled streets require great care to walk on.                        
Tip: From there go across the street to the information bureau for a Young’s Bicycle shop map and anything else you want to know about. Grey dots are cobbled streets.
Whaling Museum
Even we were surprised at the number of restaurants, clothing shops and galleries there are. Nantucket red is everywhere, but of course the only real red is found at Murray’s Toggery Shop. University of Nantucket and Nantucket Clothing Shops are where us regular folks shopped for the “red.”          
Sylvia Antiques & Four Winds Craft Guild has  an eclectic array of antiques and fine crafts; antique Nantucket Lightship Baskets by the original artisans, and exquisite baskets by contemporary artists. 
Some benches had to be shared.
Photo courtesy of Sylvia Antiques Website

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