Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I had a wonderful time on Martha's Vineyard last week. The weather was picture book perfect. The folks at the hotel have come to know us and the wonderful Dierdre (if that's how you spell it) upgraded us to the best room in the place. She said she will always do this if she can. We had a wonderful large room on the top floor with a king size bed and a cathedral ceiling.

I took my new camera with me. There is good news and bad news. I still don't fully understand this thing and the disc that came with the camera has disappeared. I had to find a way to open the picture files as the old way didn't work. Some pictures I still can't open. Others came out fine.
My computer has been acting up and it mostly seems to stem from the pictures from my camera. If I don't find the disc I suppose I can find the information online.

I did take my car this time. Not that it's all that hard to get around. At it's longest the island is about 15 or 18 miles. The bus service is quite good. We were able to catch the sunset over the ocean for the first time. In a little coastal place called Menemsha. This is the first sunset over the ocean that I've ever seen. I've been to California. I was in Newport Beach, Venice Beach and Laguna Beach but never at sunset. Duh!

I had two collapsible chairs in the trunk and we found a spot on the beach. This it seemed wasn't an original idea on our part. Other people had secured spots with blankets and chairs. We heard the sounds of corks popping. People had food. This is apparently a regular event. I took pictures but at this point, unfortunately, I'm not sure of the whereabouts of those pictures. Anyway it was a pleasant evening and when the sun finally slipped below the horizon everyone broke into applause.     

Anyway I have been writing this blog over the last couple of days. In between I have been trying to upload photos then I tried to upload a slide show I made to YouTube and it was painfully slow. According to the minute estimate my upload was going to take 2665 minutes. I cut the slide show in half (a little over 3 minutes each), managed to get the first half uploaded. I will now try to insert it into the blog.
Now I hope it works. Well I've gone on long enough. It's taken me quite a while to write this but I think I will end it here.
Time for supper.
I'm outta here.


  1. What a lovely place. The slide show was great. Thanks. Hear you on the computer and camera problems. My little point and shoot seems to be draining the battery for some reason.

    1. Blessings ....
      back to the vineyards i see. I experience it vicariously through you.

  2. I loved the video Paul. I watched it full screen and it was wonderful. Great job. Is the music some of yours?

    I am so glad you both had such a good time.

    Take care little Bro!

  3. I always loved your view of this amazing place. Congrats on your new camera.
    You need to get that disc Im sure of it Paul. Im so happy for you and so glad you stopped. :) and how could I forget you my friend.

  4. Wonderful time sounds very exciting I love the way the people applauded. Good luck with your camera. Great Video to.
    Best Wishes