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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Martha's Vineyard Part VI: Oak Bluffs Victorian Charm and The Black Dog Tavern

Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard is very different from the rest of the island.....the homes....are.................well, take a look for yourself!

Stately Victorians line the streets

It's all in the details....

and the colors!

And the front porches

And the gingerbread details...

Each one is so unique! Many of the homes are situated in a separate section of Oak Bluffs called The Colony.  The Colony is a major tourist attraction, but the town of Oak Bluffs is awesome, too!  We loved walking down the main street and shopping in some of the very unique and special shops. All of this sight-seeing got us hungry and our innkeeper had suggested another wonderful place for us on our 2nd evening on the island....The Black Dog Tavern. 

On our last night on Martha's Vineyard, we ate at The Black Dog Tavern.  If you're a fan of Susan Branch as I am, you've read in her delightful cookbooks that her husband 'joe' had a 'role' in the Black Dog Tavern....I'll entice you there to learn more if you'd like.  If you get all of her awesome cookbooks, you'll learn that both of them are excellent cooks and that their recipes are oftentimes a compilation of their skills. Our dinner that evening was awesome, especially since we had a window seat by the harbor and saw the ferries coming in toward the island.  

We stayed late and talked a long time; the warm bread was delicious and the waitress kept refilling our hot tea....tomorrow was a trip back on the ferry around noon, but for now, I was happy in my little seat by the window after two days of exploring around Martha's Vineyard.  There is ONE more segment to Martha's Vineyard and then I'll move on to the rest of our journey in New England......and a tribute to Susan Branch. 

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