Vineyard Haven Harbor… It’s the place where all the gorgeous boats dock, and their owners either party on their boats or come to the shore for a break or a meal. Since I moved here, I always walked by the harbor and admired those boats, and this weekend, quite unexpectedly I got a tour of one beautiful wooden boat!
I began my Saturday by cleaning my entire house before embarking on an extremely hectic work schedule. I went to Oak Bluffs for Art Stroll and came back to Vineyard Haven for Tisbury Street Fair, and after that ran over to SailMV Seafood Dinner and Auction.
Obviously by the time I checked in at SailMV, I was exhausted. But alas, as a journalist, I’ve learned to always be “on.” So smile on, ready to schmooze, I began talking to people. One of my bosses introduced me to a boatyard owner who then proceeded to talk to me about three wooden boats that he had designed and built.
Charlotte, Juno and Rebecca. Those were the boats’ names, and I got to walk around Charlotte. Little did I know, later that night I would even go out on Juno for a little bit!
I had planned on getting the basic details for an article and coming home early, but my evening ended up including a lobster dinner, a tour of a wooden boat and a late-night hangout on the boat. Who knew?
All in all, the life on the Island can be very unpredictable, but it’s also very exciting.
Here’s the video of this boat I put together for the MV Times.