Category Archives: Cape Cod Biking

Beautiful KiIldeer At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

I have only seen a Killdeer a couple of times on Cape Cod and not in the past couple of years. And then the other morning, there were two Killdeer foraging in the grass at Fort Hill. What  treat!

We used to see so many Killdeer when we lived in Connecticut. Two of them would annually nest on the median in the parking lot of the school where I taught. They would scurry around between all of the cars but they loved that grassy median.

The Killdeer gets its name from its shrill, two-syllable call, which is often heard, “Kill-deer! Kill-deer!” They are quite identifiable by  the  patches of white and black on the head, and two black bands across the breast.

Have you ever seen a Killdeer? What a beautiful bird!

Beautiful New Bench At Nickerson State Park On Cape Cod.

There is a beautiful new bench where a few of the trails intersect  by Heartbreak Hill in Nickerson State Park in Brewster. It was built and installed by the New England Mountain Bike Association.  (Click on blog link for other photo.)

Nickerson has many trails that are accessible to both hikers and mountain bikers, so don’t be surprised if you happen to see some along the way. Or sit for a minute and relax while you enjoy those wonderful trails.

Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons On Cape Cod.

The past few mornings have been so foggy that you can’t even see the water and if you take a walk, you can hear the dew dripping from the trees. It’s very humid. When I went out on my early morning bike ride, I saw some pretty wildflowers growing near the salt marsh. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

It was low tide on the salt marsh and you could see the back side of Rock Harbor in the distance. I thought, “How can I make lemonade out of lemons?” I snapped a few photographs and then came home and challenged Phil to an edit.

Mine is the first edit and his is the 2nd. Totally different interpretations, don’t you think? Which one do you like better?