Truly a blustery New England weekend, we spent our time wrapped in sweaters while happily walking the white shell roads and dune grass paths, admiring the grey shingled cottages of ’Sconset and the calm embrace of fall on the island.
We had just arrived at the Wauwinet via our rented two-door jeep, the wind threatening a storm at any moment. My husband and I charged out to the ocean, the wood plank path beckoning us to unwind, the sand and sea an instant release from work life. We finally had time to just ourselves, to unwind for a weekend away.
Parallel to us, a seal bobbed in the blue Nantucket surf, watching us with his wide curious eyes. After a while, the storm clouds chased us inside, rain drops at our heels.
A crackling fireplace welcomed us inside, where we curled up together and sipped on hot toddies and cider, our competitive spirits fueled by board games. At 4pm, we enjoyed a platter of cheese and crackers as the storm raged on.
In the evening we rented movies and feasted on buckets of complimentary popcorn. We fell asleep in soft sheets with the windows open, rain drizzling against the glass, the crash of the surf off in the distance.
Sunday morning, we dined at Toppers, our bellies filled with lemon ricotta pancakes and fresh baked croissant with eggs, north country bacon, and Vermont cheddar.
We left the Wauwinet content and refreshed, the effect of a romantic weekend tucked in the outermost corner of Nantucket having worked its *grey lady magic. The Wauwinet proved to be the perfect getaway with a loved one, whether you are honeymooners, or celebrating years of marriage, it’s the best place to be.
*Nantucket's nickname, "The Little Grey Lady of the Sea", refers to the island as it appears from the ocean when it is fog-bound (Morris, Paul C. (1996-07-01). Maritime Nantucket: A Pictorial History of the "Little Grey Lady of the Sea". Lower Cape Publishers. p. 272).