Category Archives: Cape Cod National Seashore

Nauset Marsh From The Coast Guard Beach Overlook On Cape Cod.

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One of the prettiest views of Nauset Marsh and Coast Guard Beach is from the overlook by the Coast Guard Beach parking lot. There are benches and a picnic table if the weather is nice.

In this photo, you can see Nauset Marsh off to the right and Coast Guard Beach to the left. Down the middle is Nauset Spit where the Atlantic Ocean empties into Nauset Marsh. The boats that are moored there look like little dots in the water.

Such a pretty overlook. Have you ever been there?

The Captain Penniman House In Eastham On Cape Cod Is Renovated And Gorgeous!

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The Captain Penniman House sits on top of a hill at Fort Hill where we love to hike. I did a little research and learned that “Captain Penniman became one of the most successful whaling captains in New England. After his fourth voyage, he returned home to Eastham to build a home for his family on 12 acres purchased from his father.

Sitting atop Fort Hill in Eastham is the Second Empire style home of Captain Edward Penniman. Built in 1868 the two-and-one-half story house features a central hall plan with two rooms on each side. Rising from the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola with arched windows on all sides. The house holds the Penniman family’s written records and artifact collection, both of which provide a glimpse of the places visited on the family’s whaling voyages.

It has recently been repainted so that it now depicts the residence’s authentic, original colors.

It’s all part of a Centennial Challenge Fund commemorating the National Park Services’ 100th anniversary in 2016.

The park service awarded $85,000 to match $100,000 pledged by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore (Friends), the seashore’s nonprofit partner, and $15,000 of funds that were donated by Eastern National, the seashore’s cooperating association.”

Such a treasure to have nearby. Have you ever seen the Captain Penniman House?

Simply Beautiful On Nauset Marsh Trail On Cape Cod.

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I love the Nauset Marsh Trail in Eastham because each and every time I hike it, I see something totally different. Today it was the simplicity of it… the puffy little clouds with the reflection of the trees and huts on the river. It was so quiet… not a soul around.

So pretty, don’t you think?

Gorgeous Sunrise At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod!

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We were heading back from the gym early this particular morning when we could see the morning sky starting to turn some pretty colors. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)

We took a left and took a detour down to Coast Guard Beach where I ran out of the car and down to the overlook. The sunrise was just spectacular!

These 2 photographs were taken about 2 minutes apart. You can see how quickly the colors changed. So pretty, don’t  you think?