Climbing up and down stairs between ferry walk on level and passenger level. Walk with luggage from the ferry port to the hotel, about 1/3 of a mile on a flat, paved sidewalks. A taxi will carry luggage for any participants who have difficulty carrying their suitcase. Walk through the Camp Meeting Association grounds is up to 1 mile; standing for about 1 hour; flat pavement.
In the hotel, breakfast choices include: oatmeal, cereal, fruit, eggs, toast and pastries, plus coffee, tea, water.
After checking out of the hotel, we will board a motorcoach and drive to Woods Hole in the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, on the far southwest corner of Cape Cod. There we will board the ferry to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. The ferry crosses the 7 miles between the mainland and the island in approximately 45 minutes. The vessels of the Steamship Authority — a lifeline to the Islands — are functional with basic amenities.
On the ferry we’ll have boxed lunches.
Arriving at the Oak Bluffs ferry terminal, as a group we will walk to our hotel before our field trip. The hotel will provide transport for our luggage. We’ll then be off on a walk with the Group Leader to the Oak Bluffs Camp Meeting Association and the historic Tabernacle at its center. Led by a resident docent, we’ll walk through the campground to learn about the “gingerbread” cottages and the residents who carefully maintain and decorate them. What we see today grew out of Methodist camp meetings that began in 1835.
At a local restaurant, plated and served with coffee, tea, and water.
At leisure. You might like to set off on your own and walk back through the campground, relax on the green of one of Oak Bluffs many parks, or just watch boats in the marina set out to sea.