Thar she blows!

Vocable (All English) - - Édito Sommaire -

If, by chance, you are plan­ning a hol­i­day in Mas­sachusetts, a visit to the is­land of Nan­tucket is highly rec­om­mended, of­fer­ing any­thing from a charm­ing week­end to a very re­laxed week. There is a reg­u­lar Cape Air flight from Bos­ton that in­cludes won­der­ful views of Cape Cod. You could also opt for the ferry from Hyan­nis, the small town where JFK had his sum­mer res­i­dence.

Nan­tucket was the de­par­ture point of the Pe­quod in Moby Dick. Her­man Melville was a sailor him­self, and his fa­mous novel was inspired by ac­counts of real events on a whal­ing trip. Whal­ing as an in­dus­try is long gone, but the is­land has re­tained its charm and is a favourite des­ti­na­tion for wealthy Bos­to­ni­ans and New York­ers. In ad­di­tion to its long beaches and nu­mer­ous boats an­chored along the coast, the most sur­pris­ing as­pect is the level of con­ser­va­tion of the build­ings and the vis­ual har­mony al­to­gether. No gar­ish colours, gaudy ad­ver­tis­ing, or noise…in­stead, a va­ri­ety of local prod­ucts in abun­dance and the feel­ing of be­long­ing to a com­mu­nity, a very well man­aged tourist in­dus­try, and huge sum­mer homes, empty most of the year…

Happy hol­i­days and see you 7 Septem­ber!


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