Friday, August 24: Edgartown harbor sparkles in the early morning sunshine. The Chappaquiddick ferries draw glittering lines of wake across the channel. Temperature reaches the mid-80s. Hotter in downtown Oak Bluffs, where pedestrians walk carrying ice cream cones. The smell of French fries and fresh-made popcorn is adrift at Farland Square. Late summer evening on the waterfront. Clouds increase late. Moving port and starboard lights criss cross the harbor.

Saturday, August 25: A light easterly breeze in the morning. Sailboats line the northern horizon of Nantucket Sound. Short line at the Edgartown transfer station under mostly sunny skies. The afternoon Sunday, August 26: A pair of bicyclists wearing colorful shirts speed along the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road into Edgartown. The air smells of fresh turned soil at Morning Glory Farm. Bright late afternoon sunshine. east wind. Sailboat racing in the outer Vineyard Haven harbor. Sailboats Magic Carpet and Mad Max leave Edgartown harbor at the end of the day for a sunset cruise. A light steady breeze.

Monday, August 27: Sunny morning. The Privateer Lynx sails out of Vineyard Haven harbor, fully rigged. Increasing clouds. Lawn clippers and lawnmowers sing in downtown Edgartown. Hydrangeas are in full bloom in

Tuesday, August 28: Rainy morning. A passing shower in Vineyard Haven delivers only a few rain drops in Edgartown. Traffic backs up along the State Road in Vineyard Haven. Blue skies in the afternoon.

Wednesday, August 29: Cool autumnal morning. A fleet of fishing boats are adrift a mile from the Joseph Sylvia State Beach. Bright blue skies in the morning. Beach umbrellas decorate the State Beach in the afternoon. A small gathering of swimmers take turns and jump from the Big Bridge. A light breeze. Fully rigged topsail schooner Shenandoah sails by Inkwell Beach.

Thursday, August 30: Bright and sunny morning with a southwest wind. The air is dry and clear.