A blizzard blew though the area in the last 24 hours, shutting down schools, roads and ferries to Martha’s Vineyard with strong winds and about ten inches of snow accumulated. Woods Hole hunkered down, WCAI broadcast through the storm and we peered out the windows as the wind howled, hoping to get out and play in the snow as soon as the weather cleared.
By mid afternoon today, January 22, 2014, the sun started to peek out revealing a winter wonderland in our small village. Pie in the Sky, Coffee Obsession and the Woods Hole Market were open and selling hot coffee, soups and baked goods. The ferries started up again and people bundled against the cold scurried to their destinations. Locals came out for cold beer and a shared meal at several restaurants still open this time of year — Fishmonger Cafe, Captain Kidd and the new Quicks Hole Tavern (the old Leeside).
Kids grabbed their sleds and ran to the golf course to enjoy the sledding on Hole 8. Moms wandered into their kitchens to make hot cocoa and warm winter soups. Dads shoveled walkways and gathered on corners to check roofs and turtled summer boats. By nightfall, all was well in the village of Woods Hole on Cape Cod, blanketed with snow and cold.