Nantucket is an Island like no other. With a rich maritime history and a population committed to her conservation, she manages to use tourism to her advantage while still maintaining her integrity.
For years we visit her shores in either June or September. The crowds arrive in July and stay until labor Day. This year we went a bit early and the crowds were still there. Children are back to school so the beaches were tame. The shop keepers were still displaying their wares with great style. The lines were long at the Juice bar. But the quiet of a gallery or a solitary walk could be found. It is much easier to get there by jet, but we still drive and take the slow ferry. Each year, I say good bye and wonder if I will be drawn back again.