Snow in the Hole

February 27, 2011
Landfall Restaurant, closed for the season, in snow.

Landfall Restaurant, closed for the season, in snow.

Charming little house on the back side of the Eel Pond in Woods Hole.

I woke up to Facebook messages about historic snow in Los Angeles, then looked out my window and saw that we had a wonderful dusting of our own here in Woods Hole.  Since we just relocated here from LA, it struck me as pretty ironic that it would have snowed in both places!

Add to that irony that Steph, our chef for Quicks Hole, is in LA this weekend trying all the cool food spots that inspire the Quicks Hole menu (La Lotteria, Ammo, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Clementine and much more).  The hope was that she would get some good eats and a little sunny R&R, well deserved vacation in warm tropical Los Angeles.  Ha.

So I scarfed my tea and toast to get out quick enough before it all melted.  Here are some of the photo observations:

Love the brave souls that just leave their boats in the water year round. I guess they are the first back out fishing in spring!

Pinky's Marina, politely referred to as a "seasonal" business.

From Juniper Point you can see the ferry coming in from Martha's Vineyard with Nonamessett Island dusted with snow beyond the Woods Hole Passage.

Private docks on Little Harbor in Woods Hole, MA.

Steamship Authority in Woods Hole - ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Only on a Sunday morning in February does this look empty. For all the summer people who fight the crowds here in July, this is a rare and amazing sight.

Hydrant waiting for a doggie guest from the Woods Hole Inn pet room:)

Hydrant waiting for a doggie guest from the Woods Hole Inn pet room:)


  1. Anne Halpin

    Great pictures Beth. I like the blog. I hope that you will include more history of the inn. There are still people in the village who lived there when it was more of a boarding house and people of have stories about past owners.

    1. Thanks for reading, Anne. I know Toby and his brother (Penikese Island School) lived at the Inn as teenagers and they have many hilarious tales of the hijinks that went on in the upper boarding house floors. I have also met Kimberly K (now of Boston) who worked at the Landfall as a waitress through college and rented a cubby hole on the top floor for $25 per week. The former owners, the Schneiders, do come by and tell me about how they used to make sandwiches for the steamship from the space that is now “Local Colors.” And the owners before that, the McLeans, had rowdy sons who liked to stir it up according to legend. I would love to meet anyone else with stories to tell about the inn as it was, and I will definitely work on a “history” blog post because I think that is a great idea. Thanks so much for your comments!

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