Day One

Today was my first full day in Nantucket, and I had no official plans. Naturally I mentally prepared a list of everything I wanted to do, like swimming at the beach, visiting the whaling museum, and figuring my way around. Also quite naturally, pretty much none of these things ended up happening.

View from the ferry on the way to Nantucket
View from the ferry on the way to Nantucket
Harbor
Harbor

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I literally wandered the back streets all day
I literally wandered the back streets all day
I woke up around 10, having gone to bed at 9:30 in desperate need of sleep after a full day of travel. I soon discovered that even with a day full of possibilities in an exciting new place, I still have trouble motivating myself out of bed. So, closer to noon, I decided to hit the town and figure out just how close everything was. Downtown was a quick 20 minute walk, though I did get a but turned around. All the houses here have the same gray panels and white trim, and street signs aren’t always easy to come by. But I enjoyed my walk and soon found myself at a little burger joint for lunch next to the whaling museum. I was going to explore the museum, but the $20 entry fee changed my mind, so I wandered the town to see what I could find.

My street
My street
My house for the summer (The top floor is an apartment)
My house for the summer (The top floor is an apartment)

Tiny bedroom!

The town of Nantucket is pretty cute, but of course everything is way out of my price range. I walked along the water and got a bit lost again, finally deciding to go find the grocery store and take care of errands. After picking up a few staples, I returned home and started research on bikes, quickly deciding I should get one. I walked to a nearby bike shop that seemed to have the cheapest bikes (anything under $250 here seems to be “cheap”) and rode of with a new (to me) bike towards the beach. No sooner had I gotten to the beach than I realized I had left the bike lock sitting on the counter. I snapped a quick picture and rode back to get the lock

Graveyard on the way to my house.
Graveyard on the way to my house.
At this point I was a bit tired, so I went home and decided the beach could wait til tomorrow. When I got back my new roommate had arrived, and we have spent the evening getting to know each other. They both seem very nice, and they have both been out of college for a while.
Tomorrow is another free day, and this time I will actually get to the beach!

As close as I got to the beach
As close as I got to the beach
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3 thoughts on “Day One

  1. Sounds lovely…and lots of exercise. Am very curious what you official duties will be. Where are your roommates from etc?
    Your timing for departure was perfect. You missed a very exciting night here of tornadoes,wind and rain. For once I was not the only one scared. Today looks beautiful. Have a wonderful time…look for Nantucket woven purses. They are woven straw(or some fiber and have a top that is a plaque with a painted whale. They are very famous and expensive…so look for used ones. If you come across any kits where you make them yourself…let me know.
    Love your brogs. All is well.

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  2. love the back street comment. Hope you and your new roomie like togetherness! Everything looks amazing and so different than home. Keep up the wonderful posts!!!

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