The Island of Noepe*

August 2nd, 2010 by admin Categories: Featured Martha's Vineyard Mobile No Responses

Making your way to the Island is more than a notion… but once you arrive it is so worth the time and effort. 

Yummy food, the Sand, the Sea and the refreshing Salt Air, combine with Friendly Familiar Faces to make me really pleased to be back On Island for another season.  

So do your thing…one experience at a time…Up Island and Down Island from Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and westward to Menemsha and Aquinnah.

Over the years a lot has changed –the economy.  Yet so much of what is good still remains the same –camaraderie and extensive natural beauty. Ripping, running, swimming and sunning.

When I first checked out these pictures I immediately began singing the lyrics to “Good Times”, by the band Chic.

Happy to find myself On Island. “These are the good times…leave your cares behind.”

 

*Noepe is the Algonquin name for what is now called Martha’s Vineyard Island.  I have been told that the literal translation is “land amongst swift currents”, later translated to mean “island in the streams.”  The referenced currents and streams recognize the three distinct bodies of water that surround this triangular shaped island.  Vineyard Sound is on the northwest coast, Nantucket Sound is on the northeast coast and the Atlantic Ocean is on the base of the triangle on the island’s south coast.