Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nantucket - First Day on the Bikes!

It's been a good day. We biked 10 miles to Cisco Beach (pretty much flat and straight). No rain. No injuries. I'd call it a good day. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain. We'll see how that sorts us out.

Out of the corner of my eye today I saw an old graveyard with headstones dating from the late 1700's and early 1800's. Made me want to go back and explore. Unexpected was a stop at Cisco Brewery. Great beer. Lot of locals hanging out and listening to a fantastic band (who happened to be from Seattle). The band came out for a wedding a couple of weeks ago. Now they are playing the gigs they've picked up. We could have stayed there all afternoon. Found joy in the same place and in riding a bike along country roads on this beautiful friendly island, feeling the wind at my back on the way out and pushing through it the way back.

Great session of friends at a little coffee shop in town called appropriately enough, "The Bean." Fantastic lobster, conversation and Meursault over dinner at Le Languedoc. Tomorrow starts at 9am.