Cape Cod and Amity Island!
Trip Start Apr 29, 2005
25Trip End Aug 18, 2005
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First nite in the tent was kinda scary - i saw a big spider and it was quite empty at the site so i think we all had some bad visions during the nite of all the shadows on the tent
Cos the weather looked a bit off in the morn we headed off in the car to see some of cape cod and made as far as Chatham lighhouse on the east coast. The town is really pretty so we stopped for ice cream there then drove out to the sea which was absolutely amazing - it was one of those beaches that was really nice coloured sand and sea and not much else. Me and becca also saved the life of a stranded mollusc of some kind by putting it in a pool of water away from the massive sea birds randomly dotted about. We drove later to the opposite shore that faces the mainland which wasnt so nice and so finished up the day in k mart buying lots of supplies and armelle finally got a v comfy roll mat.
For our last day we decided to take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, which is a small island off the southern coast of cape cod. On reading the tourist brochures on the ferry we realised it was the first JawsFest - celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of Jaws, which was filmed on Martha's Vineyard! We managed to see some cool events during the day including a talk by the author of the novel which became the film. For the main part of the day we hopped between the 3 main towns on the north side of the island which were all really pretty and very well kept - it seemed a lot nicer than cape cod which was spolied with fast food joints and tourist traps everywhere
The main event of Jaws fest was an outdoor screeing of Jaws, and bonfire in vineyard haven, the ferry port. As a special treat a news item made at the time of filming showing a young steven speilberg talking bout martha's vineyard and a newly filmed interview wiv him saying thanks to the island for putting up wiv his film crews all that time ago were also shown! It was an awesome nite - it seems like the whole island turned up and there were a lot of die-hard fans around including this one guy that had the word jaws tattooed on his arm!! We had to leave part way through the film tho to get the last ferry back - and got a good nites sleep before our new york adventure!!