Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Regatta


It's not uncommon to see sailboats on the waters around The Vineyard.


It isn't, however, as common to see so many sailboats in such a small area.

When we saw this many boats in one location we were pretty sure there was an event going on.



Turns out that it was the 88th Annual Regatta sponsored by the Edgartown Yacht Club. 

If you know me at all, you know that I don't like to ride in boats. Sailboats are so tippy (in my opinion) that they completely freak me out to be in them. (in them, on them?)  So although they are gorgeous and look beautiful gliding on the waves, you will not catch me in one of these in a very long time.  I had a ride a dozen years ago and that will do me for the rest of my life!





It sure was a beautiful sight to see them all together, even though you wouldn't get me in one anytime soon.

We leave tomorrow (Sunday) and I'm truly going to miss this place.  I have loved the friends, the food and the towns.  More adventures from my Scion Road Trip will be coming and certainly more from Martha's Vineyard.

Unknown Mami

This was just a slice of life here on Martha's Vineyard.  For more slices of life, head on over to Unknown Mami for Sundays in my City.

Have a great day!
Kristin

15 comments:

Rebecca said...

Completely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Tara R. said...

You captured the regatta wonderfully. I'm with you though. Sailboats are beautiful, from shore.

sheila said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!! I've never been there but it looks absolutely wonderful!

Pam said...

Sailboats are beautiful from the shore. I might have to try one someday.

Marianne said...

That house looks so gorgeous - what a beautiful spot!

mimbles said...

Lovely photos!

I'm quite fond of sailing boats but I like them to be either very large and therefore giving the illusion of stability, or very small so that tipping over and getting wet is half the point - kind of like windsurfing but with somewhere to sit :-)

Unknown Mami said...

I don't think I could handle being on one either. They certainly are photogenic.

Sonya said...

Those are some seriously fantastic shots!!! I've never been in/on a sailboat before but I've always wondered about the tippy feeling thing..lol

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That house and the sailboat just scream Martha's Vineyard to me. Something so different from California and Florida beaches. I would love to go there someday. I too do not like sailboats. I haven't even tried one and don't plan on it anytime soon.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've always wanted to go to Martha's Vineyard and this is another reason why. it's so beautiful.

Safe travels home, jj

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love that first picture!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

These are wonderful shots. I feel like I was there for a brief moment, and it was divine.
Visiting from SIMC.
Have a good week.

Renee Weatherford said...

oh, I just love Regattas - beautiful!

brainella said...

You are quite correct -- while beautiful, sailboats are too tippy. :) I won't get on my brother-in-law's sailboat. Ever.

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful to look and shoot!
Have a great week!
ps. I did buy some strawberries :)