The dunes look huge on Coast Guard Beach, eaten away by the virulent winter storms the past few years. Phil took this photograph of me a few days ago. At first I thought… wow!
And then I looked back at a similar photograph that he took last year about this time and the dunes don’t look as bad as we thought… maybe a bit higher. Hopefully the spring and summer will bring back that much needed sand again.
It was such a pretty day with so many fluffy, white clouds in the blue, blue sky. First Encounter Beach, where the Native Americans first encountered the Pilgrims on Cape Cod, was just beautiful. The tide was low so you could see the flats go out for what looks like miles. You can even see Wellfleet way in the distance.
Have you ever seen the flats on Cape Cod Bay? So pretty, don’t you think?
The waves were perfect for surfing at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham and the surfers were out trying to catch that “perfect wave.”
It was great fun watching them all, especially on a cold, windy day in the middle of winter. Dedication!
I decided to make a Cape Cod Valentine’s Day Card for my friends and family who love Cape Cod. Of course the day I decided to make it was about 20 degrees with 20 mph winds. It was freezing, but I was determined.
I drove down to Coast Guard Beach in the morning when the tide was starting to come in. I found a short stick and made a heart, only to realize that my footprints were in the photograph. So, I found a longer stick. I was all set! Now to figure out how to draw the heart, take the photograph and get out of the way before the wave came in….hmmm.
I made the heart. It looked good. I got my camera out and took a photograph as the wave started to come in. It looked good. But in all my excitement, my feet got stuck in the sand as the water came in and I fell down on my knees. Whoops! It sure was cold but I think I got a great Valentine’s Day photo for my Valentine’s Day Card.
Wishing a Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and especially everyone who loves Cape Cod!
We have so many different species of birds that come to our bird bath, for either a drink or a bath. They especially like it in the winter when many of the ponds and bird baths are frozen. We have a little heater in ours which keeps it from freezing, so the birds can always get a drink.
When we were building our home 3 years ago, that was one thing on our list that the electrician couldn’t quite understand. Yes, we wanted a plug out by the bird bath so we could have a heated bird bath all winter long. It’s a win, win for all of us!
One of our favorite hikes in this area is at Wiley Park. It is so close to home , easily accessible and always a new adventure. A photograph of the entire hike is at the end of the blog.
You can park your car on Herringbrook Road and hike a nice 1.9 mile loop through the woods, along the shores of Great Pond and over the bridge to its attached kettle pond. It is really pretty any time of the year. There are many little off-shoot trails so you can lengthen or shorten your hike as you like.
It is a very easy hike and fun for the whole family!