I made my way back to the Steamship Authority terminal, where you can purchase a day pass for the VTA for a mere $7. Keep in mind, one-way fares are $1, so if you’re off to multiple stops, it’s in your best interest to purchase a day pass. (Three-day, $15, and seven-day, $25, passes are also available.) The bus stop is just outside, with direct service to many locations on the island, including our first stop, Edgartown. It wasn’t even 8:30, and the sun was searing on a day that expected to reach 90 degrees, even on the island. The bus arrived on time, for an 8:27 a.m. departure, and I embarked following a woman carrying nothing but a sweating, full gallon of milk. As Ron Burgundy might say, that could have been a bad idea.