I have served the last of the turkey soup, polished off the pecan pie, and fought my kids to scarf the final serving of stuffing so Thanksgiving is officially over and it’s time for the holiday decorations to come out. In Woods Hole, that also means it’s time for the Renaissance Fair, a wonderful 30+ […]
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Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Cape Cod this year! The Falmouth “Holidays by the Sea” weekend is right around the corner (November 30 – December 2, 2012) so book your getaway to the Woods Hole Inn today! What a great time to be on Cape Cod. Wander the quaint boutiques and […]
This week was hot, hot like life on the proverbial tin roof, so I lit out for the open air of the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, hoping to catch a little wind on the way, and see the sights in Oak Bluffs. I have been to the Vineyard many times before, but never explored every […]
Guest Post from blogger Megan Jensen My favorite part of being an intern here at the Woods Hole Inn is the opportunity it gives me to explore Woods Hole and Cape Cod. So when I found out part of my job was to take weekly driving tours and write about what I saw and did, […]
Fourth of July in Woods Hole is like marine biology Halloween — students from all the local laboratories pour into the streets dressed in patriotic costumes with a science theme. This is your chance to see PhD graduate students clad in balloons, clustered like sporozites or bearded like “G-nomes.” I love this parade with all […]
Yesterday, the Sea Education Association (SEA) opened the hatches to their primary Atlantic sailing vessel, the sturdy clipper ship Corwith Cramer, for an afternoon of guided visits. Students and teachers were on board explaining the ship, their scientific mission, and the logistics of day-to-day life on a floating school. SEA runs semester and summer learning […]
They come from all around the world in buckets and ziplock bags, tagged with masking tape and a sharpie, from places with exotic and unfamiliar names like the Kane Megamullion, Galleon’s Passage and the East Pacific Rise. Sea muds, magmas, cores dredged up from the bottom of the ocean — some from as far away […]
Walking the Cape Cod woods in winter is a special treat, especially after a light dusting of snow. The jewel in Falmouth’s crown of conservation land is a 300+ acre property called Beebe Woods, which astounds the visitor with ponds, paths, ridges, hidden stone walls and wildlife. I wandered there for several hours yesterday, seeing […]
The Martha’s Vineyard Chilifest is coming up this weekend, on Saturday January 28th in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. I blogged a lot about this last year so look here OR here for more photos and information about my experience at the 2011 version. FAQ’s about Chilifest – How do I get tickets? This is […]
In fall, the early settlers of the real Plimouth settlement would have been busy preparing for winter, digging root vegetables into cellars, salting fish caught in the remaining long days and checking the seams on their thatched roofs before the winter storms. Today, a visit to the Plimouth Plantation (a recreated village replete with role […]
Thursdays are pick-up day at Coonamessett Farm’s CSA (community supported agriculture) where I have already paid for my “share” of farm fresh veggies, flowers and fruit. It also happens to be the day I stock up on Sippewissett Oysters (a local harvest that is a side project of Coonmessett) for the Quicks Hole restaurant, so […]
The sky was glowering when I biked out of Woods Hole on the Shining Sea bike path yesterday, with a blustery wind blowing from the southeast which is where the summer storms blow in from. The breeze was warm enough, it was cool and pleasant, a perfect day to explore. The bike path, which is […]
I will be the first to admit…a few months ago I did not really “get” Twitter. What was that crazy feed of posts and who were all these people posting? What was with the “#’s” all over the place and why were people so comfortable with the outrageous statement? It all seemed totally crazy to […]
What is it about actors that captures your imagination and makes you want to know more about them? You look at Sam Waterston’s familiar face and you think — is he like that guy he played on “Law and Order”? Is he funny? Is he smart? Does he really know how to write a great […]
Woods Hole in snow, Landfall Restaurant, Winter Walks, Quicks Hole, Snow in LA
I ran out of steam paying bills at my desk and decided to take a walk around the Eel Pond this afternoon. The clear, still air is colder than usual today in Woods Hole. My brisk walk while the sun was setting revealed boats, houseboats and summer docks stashed for winter. Despite the feeling of […]
Chilifest Package at the Woods Hole Inn. A hot Chili deal.
One couple from NYC takes the innkeeper up on her offer of walking tours of Woods Hole, a fascinating tour with amazing visuals back to the earliest settlers of this village by the sea.
From our summer guest blogger Caroline Matthews: I’ve had the great opportunity to live like a genuine Cape Codder: on the water. The nights are always cool and comfortable out on the back porch and the mornings start right at 6:45 thanks to the friendly folks at the Steamship Authority. What to do when you’ve […]
I’m pretty fond of chugging along in my dated 12 MPG Suburban back in Texas, but after being hired by an eco-friendly inn and restaurant, I figured I’d trade in my tank for a bike or a better pair or tennis shoes. I was so thrilled to explore the nooks and crannies of the village […]
Downstairs from the Inn, we are lucky to be neighbors with an amazing little restaurant called Quicks Hole. Open for lunch and dinner, this place is beyond the bomb-dot-com. Our favorite part about it is their commitment to going green. Like us, they support local farmers and fisherman, use compostable takeaway products and generally do […]
I took a walk in Spohr Gardens the other day. It was so quiet in the woods, with these cool old millstones lining the path that leads down to the pond. Along the pond there is a spot to launch a canoe or kayak, and a collection of huge old metal objets like anchors and […]
Swimming in warm water saves souls.
It’s hot on Fourth of July, but the iced tea and lobster tacos make it better.