Cape Cod day 4…. where we search in vain for a lighthouse to explore on Martha’s Vineyard.


Who doesn’t love a lighthouse? Raise your hand.

If your hand is up, go sit in the corner while the rest of the nice people enjoy this post.



We didn’t have any luck exploring the first lighthouse we’d found since it was on private property, but hope springs eternal.




Decisions, decisions.




East Chop has a  lighthouse?




Decision made.





A lighthouse….




Boo… a gate that closed it to the public.

0 for 2, we headed to the next one. We’re nothing if not persistent.





But apparently not that way.




In case you’re wondering? I’ll take that house, right there.



Oh, alright. I’ll take Idris Elba as well.

So… Gay Head Light.


map 16


We found it, parked down below and walked through the gate.




Then we saw it.





And the gate that blocked the entrance to it.




May I just say…. WTF Martha’s Vineyard?

Strike 3. Okay, I give up.




There it is, a perfectly nice lighthouse.




I’m sure it was marvelous inside, not that we’ll ever know.




But the views of the Aquinnah Cliffs?




Admittedly, pretty wonderful.





A wee bit.

Goodbye hairdo. Next trip to the Vineyard? I’m wearing a hat and never taking it off.

And because every vacation post must have rocks?





Rocks that mark the sight where the lighthouse originally stood.








Rocks with the late afternoon sun.

You’re welcome.



35 thoughts on “Cape Cod day 4…. where we search in vain for a lighthouse to explore on Martha’s Vineyard.”

  1. Oohhh a lighthouse AND rocks? I can hardly contain myself River! Your an awesome tour guide, Martha’s Vineyard looks absolutely beautiful. I’ve promised this Texas girl that I will go see Martha’s Vineyard before I die, it’s that beautiful!

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  2. “In case you’re wondering? I’ll take that house, right there.” You mean the house where ALL the ghosts live in and haunt when people walk in?? The house that has been in every Warner Bros slash and burn movie with teenagers not getting out alive??? That house???

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  3. Interesting. I took a lighthouse tour in NE, something like four million lighthouses in 5 days or something. I enjoyed it then. Wouldn’t like all that height now. Glad I did it. I have trouble remembering where I saw what, but I’m guessing I didn’t get up in one in Martha’s Vineyard!
    Pretty photos of wind and rocks tho 🙂

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      1. LOL! One day I’ll share the photo I took of my favorite. That was before digital photos, and it’s poorly shadowed, poorly cropped, but it’s framed, and it’s the first thing I see when I leave my bedroom in the morning.

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  4. I recently tried to lift a lighthouse but was surprised to find it too heavy. I suspect it was filled with rocks, but I couldn’t see inside the lighthouse because it was too dark. Now my self-confidence is all at sea, and my spirits (not to mention my puns) are at rock bottom. I shore ain’t gonna try that again.

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