By: Nuray Salina

On September 16th, many CATS Academy students took advantage of an exciting opportunity to travel to Martha’s Vineyard island.

Martha’s Vineyard is an affluent island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, which is known for being a prominent American summer vacation destination. The island includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island, which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the island was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April2, 2017.

Students had a 30-minute trip from the harbor to the island by boat. When students arrived, they gathered into groups to see the sights of the island. My group and I started our excursion by watching the seaside. We walked near the beach, and enjoyed the silence the mist over the water and of the quiet atmosphere of that place. After that we went to see the sights of this island-town. We saw a little lake in the center of the island, visited several festivals and bought souvenirs. We really liked the calm, but at the same time cheerful spirit of Martha’s Vineyard.

Dwellers of this place are mostly people who enjoy a quiet life in a small town. People there were really hospitable and friendly. The architecture of this city is very specific, houses look to me to be designed like Disney’s castles.

At the end of our adventure my group and I went to a park near the sea. There we played games, met our friends and simply had a good time.

Everybody seemed to find Martha’s Vineyard a very picturesque and peaceful place and returns to CATS with pleasant memories of our trip.