I love Martha’s Vineyard – another case of where I’m surprised that I like somewhere. Sure the rich people and the crowds bug me, but is that so different from NYC? I have a dream that one day I’ll be able to buy a small place out there and live on the island in the fog and overcast skies through the off season. Then I’ll leave in the summer and go somewhere quieter (back to Manhattan, perhaps?)
The island has good memories for me; and I enjoy the back roads, watching birds and fishing boats, the quality of light that comes from being surrounded by the sea. I also like the fact that it is off the coast of America and therefore somewhat insulated from the realities of day to day life (like a reliable cell phone signal).