A guest blog: by Kelsey Perrett
IT DOESN’T TAKE THAT LONG to see an island that’s less than 88 square miles. About a week, I would have guessed when I first moved to Martha’s Vineyard this May. All it really requires is one long drive down State Road, a stroll around downtown Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, maybe some sidetracking to hotspots like Menemsha, and you’re pretty much qualified to drive a tour bus.
One week, to see the island in its entirety. The length of an average summer vacation. But how long to know an island? To come to understand the character of a place—its beauty and its quirks—in the same way you know your oldest friend?