An 18th century shipwreck unearthed by a nor'easter last winter at Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge on Chappaquiddick island.
What an amazing day photographing the BlueView Productions team filming their new television show Home, Life & Style with lifestyle travel host Parker Kelley.
Watch the day unfold as we explored Chappaquiddick Island's treasures including Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, the "Only Store on Chappy" and an organic produce and floral farm stand all in preparation for a family farm-to-table dinner at a beautiful seaside home.
Segment 1: Host Parker Kelley starts the day with a family tour of Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge.
Cameraman and Promotions Editor Jimmy makes sure the drone is ready for filming.
Director/Co-Producer Gene "Cap" Allen starts filming an interview with Parker and Eunice Youmans, General Manager of The Trustees of Reservations on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Cameraman and Promotions Editor Jimmy makes sure the drone is ready for the shoot.
Eunice Youmans was gracious enough to give us a tour of the reservation.
The homeowner's 4 grandsons joined us for the tour of Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge. We will be dining with their family later in the show.
And the journey begins! Eunice introduces us to the magnificent outreach of sand and natural beauty.
Next stop, Cape Poge Lighthouse
The lighthouse was built in the early 1800's. It has been moved seven times since because of the ever changing shorelines.
Parker and Gene lead the way exploring Poge light as the boys and dad/uncle TJ take in all the history.
Gene readies the camera for filming from below.
Gene and Eunice take in the spectacular views atop Poge Light.
The lighthouse has retained its original graceful lines
and timeless craftsmanship over the centuries.
Parker and Jimmy give a lesson on filming to the boys while riding through the dunes.
HAPPY ON CHAPPY
Parker stops by to interview Katie Kidder and Tom Kent, owners of The Only Store on Chappy. It is in fact the only store on Chappy!
Tom and Katie purchased the only store and renamed it Jerry's Place on Chappy after former owner Jerry Jeffers.
Jeffers opened the store in 1969 and was a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). He was affectionately known to many as the mayor of Chappaquiddick.
Lily Walter (with baby) owns Slip Away Farm. An organic produce and floral farm stand on Chappy. Produce and floral arrangements will be in order for the dinner prepared by The Chappy Kitchen owned by Katie and Tom in segment 4.
As if Katie and Tom weren't busy enough, their catering business The Chappy Kitchen is the talk of the island. Gene and Jimmy diligently set up another location while Parker works with the chefs on preparing the night's farm-to-table meal.
Tonight's farm- to-table dinner will be served at this beautiful 6 acre seaside home by The Chappy Kitchen.
But first it's time for a little fun!
Parker and homeowner Dick set out to explore the bay with his grandchildren in tow. No need for a trailer or dock, this amphibious boat manufactured by Sealegs drives on land and the wheels retract when in the water. Watch the show, it screams....
Now it's time to kick back and relax
TJ and Parker put together the perfect concoction for a warm Chappy summer day.
Left: Urban Grape owners TJ and Hadley Douglas with Parker and one of their sons. Even family golden retriever Zeus joined in.
It's a clambake of course!
Prepared and served to three generations by The Chappy Kitchen.
Parker ensures everything is just right as the family gathers around the table for a toast.
We were so fortunate to have homeowners Dick, his wife Brad and family as the perfect hosts for filming the episode.
Compliments to the chefs and cheers to a wonderful day filled with life's experiences. "It's a wrap!"