Vineyard Haven’s Main Street normally boasts a bustling crowd, but at 8 a.m. on a Tuesday morning it was a pleasant stroll to coffee shop Mocha Mott’s (15 Main St., Vineyard Haven, 508-693-3155, www.mochamotts.com) where I purchased an iced coffee and asiago cheese bagel before heading out to the front porch to enjoy the pair. Before I was even able to sit down, I heard my old college nickname echo from the street, were I spied an old college friend carrying a pair of car seats. A lifelong island native, he’s headed to Gloucester with his family for the day. “It’s crazy here,” he assured me, and bemoaned that I hadn’t warned him in advance that I’d be coming on his day off. We promised a fall visit and he raced off to catch his ferry. I wondered just how much of the island I’d actually get to see based on the potential crowds. I ate my bagel in haste and hurried to the bus stop.