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Waiting For High Tide At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod


I was taking one of my early morning bikes rides and stopped at Rock Harbor in Orleans. It is just beautiful. It was 6:00 am and there was no one around… so peaceful.  Then I looked at the tide and it was low tide so no one could get their boat out because the channel was way too low.

The sky was so pretty so I clicked away. I couldn’t decide if I liked the photograph better with the boat in the foreground or the one with just the boat reflection in the foreground.

What do you think? Which one do you like better?

Rock Harbor In Orleans On Cape Cod


The channel was not busy yet with boats for the summer season. This lone boat was making its way back to shore at high tide. Boats going in or out of Rock Harbor must proceed within 2 hours of high tide or they risk getting stuck until the tide comes in again.

I thought it was such a pretty photograph with the dark blue sky and white clouds… what do you think?