The Hyline Ferry is operational 365 days of the year with services to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, weather permitting of course. As you can see from this image I took on a February day, the catamaran (2 hull) vessel sailed right through this particular storm with relative ease. I have crossed over to Nantucket on the original Grey Lady and the new one at least 8 times round trip. I have yet to take the Hyline from Hyannis to Martha’s Vineyard, as it is much faster to drive to Falmouth and take the Steamship Authority, fast or slow boat, and you will be there in a wink of an eye. Both islands have their individual charm. Nantucket is a grey island, with all of the houses a uniform grey/white and the architecture classic cape. Albeit BIG classic cape. The island itself is so beautiful in all of the seasons, as I have had the privilege of photographing the most unique island in the world in 3 out of the 4 seasons. I have yet to live there through the winter and into the spring, although our geography here in Osterville is so close to Nantucket, which is only 30 miles to the Northwest (nautically), that it feels almost like you are living on the island. However, being out that far in the Atlantic, gives one a much better feel for the power of the ocean and the weather that stirs it. So the next time you are thinking of going over to one of my favorite places on planet earth, Nantucket, check out the Grey Lady and the luxury passage that Hyline provides. The trip only takes 45 minutes! Peace M
March 22, 2009
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