Friday, June 12: Wet morning. Infrequent showers. A day for umbrellas, parkas and sweaters on Main street in Edgartown. Choppy harbor, fast moving current. Occasional bursts of sunshine. Pansies and bright red geraniums decorate flower boxes. Cool evening.
Saturday, June 13: Steady breeze on the water. Sailing morning. Crowds walk the streets in Vineyard Haven, visit Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. Lawns are lush on William street. Day lilies have taken advantage of sun and rain and display swollen flower buds. A huge Rhododendron plant off Skiff avenue is in full bloom, coloring the street corner. Bright starry night.
Sunday, June 14: The season’s first sailors go down to Owen Park and take to their dinghies in the morning under bright sunny sky. Afternoon is sunny. Crews work feverishly aboard the topsail schooner Shenandoah to ready for the vessel’s first sail. Breezy. Veterans burn flags in a small ceremony at the American Legion in the late afternoon, swans fly overhead. Warm-colorful dusk.
Monday, June 15: Cloudy, cool. Oak Bluffs farmer turns his soil off Wing Road in Oak Bluffs under sunshine. Mostly cloudy, bustling traffic at Dukes County avenue. Bicyclists line up at the intersection, dressed for rain.
Tuesday, June 16: Clouds in the morning. Light drizzle. Skies start to clear before noon. Sunny afternoon, though cool. The fragrance of cooking barbecues from several homes on Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven mark the end of the day.
Wednesday, June 17: Cold calm morning. Temperature starts in the mid-40s. Dry. Deep blue skies. High flying cirrus clouds drift over the Island at noon. Light southerly breeze. Shenandoah anchors near Chappaquiddick, not far from The Gut. Clouds hug the western sky and dull sunset.
Thursday, June 18: Bright sunshine after sunrise. Clouds increase, cool. A cool morning.