Thursday, September 27, 2012 | Travel
An island oozing with charm, bustling with visitors and residents, Nantucket drew me in and I found myself fall right into island life while shooting a three day wedding there. Little cafes and shops line cobblestone streets, the wharf just blocks from the town's center. Signature gray shingled homes blended into the beach on the cloudy days. The widow's walks a top the houses remind you of the island's history, of the drama of the shipping industry and whaling captains who never returned home. I traveled around the island's winding roads, walked through the windswept grasses on the shores and visited several lighthouses. I took off my shoes and walked through the muck of the low tide, where clam diggers raked the sand. Probably the most amazing sight, one I couldn't quite capture in photos, was the hugh sky of stars at night. Along with my Rolleiflex camera (and leaving my laptop at home), the ferry ride marked my entrance and exit to a more relaxed pace and little world of natural beauty, American history and a unique community truly on the edge of the country.