Friday, December 9, 2022

On My Way

On My Way: The surprises of Chappy

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Chappaquiddick Road was paved in yellow bricks. The road was level and straight, with low brush on either side. Becham, my trusty terrier-mix companion, walked by my side. I felt a sense of Oz-like...

On My Way: Sepiessa and Long Point

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We heard the waves crash at Sepiessa Point looking out over Tisbury Great Pond. We saw the waves crash at Long Point looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. I met my brother Douglas at...

On My Way: Bike ride euphoria

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The bleached-white tree trunks worn smooth by wind and water over the many years sprouted up from the otherwise green carpet of forest on either side of the trail. The eerie beauty of the dead...

On My Way: To the fair

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I wheeled my bike out of the shed. I took my helmet from the peg. My water bottle was full, and I was wearing sunscreen. Ahead of me, not more than a 45-minute bike ride,...

On My Way: Adventure on the water

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On a recent sweltering Saturday, my cousin Anne and I set out in our kayaks across the waters of the Lagoon. I was in a 30-plus-year-old approximately 17-foot Aquaterra sea kayak — a heavy beast...

On My Way: Cross-Island Hike

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The 2022 Cross-Island Hike, sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, was as much a celebration as a 19-mile trek. For the uninitiated, including myself until a week and a half ago, the hike is...

On My Way: A carpet of pine needles

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A few weekends ago, on a hot day without a whiff of wind, Becham, my 7-year-old terrier-mix pup, and I left my parents’ home for a walk in the Southern Woodlands. We are spoiled on...

On My Way: Biking Pennywise Path

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I had wanted to be back in the saddle for some time. It had been a few months. Usually, a few times over the winter on a Sunday afternoon, I bundle up and set...

On My Way: Walking King’s Highway

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We came to the end of the yellow trail of the Middle Road Sanctuary, and were confronted with three options: We could turn back on the yellow trail and make our way to the...