The day is yet one more yellow leaf And without turning I kiss the light By an old well on the last of the month Gathering wild rose hips In the sun. —W.S. Merwin

Travel Alert

Ferry service to the Vineyard is operating on a trip-by-trip basis due to rough seas. For information go to

More than 100 runners braved chilly, blustery winds and a hilly course to compete in the third annual Gay Head Light 10K Sunday. Rene Da Silva of Vineyard Haven blew the field away, finishing with a time of 36:45.

On May 7 Ceili Brennan of East Chop and her friend began their quest to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from San Diego to British Columbia. On Monday, they will finish.