Menemsha Fish Market Lobster Lunch

20140520-125556-46556651.jpg Imagine sitting at a rustic picnic table by the harbor, splitting open a fresh, steamed lobster. Melted butter and lemon at the ready. If you’re on Martha’s Vineyard and want to experience the local lobster, avoid the expensive restaurants and head over to the harbor in Menemsha. It’s a small, quaint area with a few shops and one of my favorite places, the Menemsha Fish Market where I order lobster at least once while I’m on island. In fact I’m there right now, typing this in the sun, just having finished lunch. Here are some photos:

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When you go say hi to Stanley who owns the place, Erisa and Kate!

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And if you were wondering if it was good….

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East Chop Lighthouse

After climbing 33 steps up a narrow spiral staircase I realized I was not there. A narrow ladder in a tiny room seemed to be the only way to the top. I wish I had taken a photo but my fear of heights got the best of me. Once at the top you have to squeeze through an opening. Ugh! I, for what ever reason did the squeeze and took one pic before carefully finding my way down.

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Here’s the one pic I took before my near panic attack πŸ˜‰ this lighthouse is just outside of Oak Bluffs on East Chop Drive. Let’s just say I survived the chop. Off to Vineyard Haven!

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Breakfast at Among the Flowers

If you’re visiting Martha’s Vineyard and looking for a place to have breakfast you absolutely must try Among the Flowers on Mayhew Lane. I’m sitting outside, surrounded by flowers and just had the best egg sandwich!

20140520-085932-32372256.jpg (what I’m looking at right now) Although everything is pretty much hidden, stacked from bottom up is bacon, over medium egg, cheese, avocado and a ton of spinach. Next time I’d order it without bread πŸ˜‰

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I are there twice, here’s my second breakfast

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First Cup of Coffee Watching the Sunrise

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Nashaquita Pond on Martha’s Vineyard

Driving along State Road I found this charming cove. A lot of people love to shoot photos in with full sun. I would argue that a sky filled with clouds is much more interesting. I love the cast of colors when they sun is hidden.

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I just loved this little building…

Lobster on the Vineyard

As I type this I’m sitting outside at the Seafood Shanty eating one of the island’s signature dishes. The birds are chirping and you can hear the clanking of the boats docked along side the outdoor seating of the restaurant. I have a beautiful, shaded seat and quite honesty I’m in heaven.

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Next, a long walk through town and along the water. Can’t wait to show you my favorite lighthouse!