I’d been coming to Cape Cod since high school and always knew that Nauset Beach and Orleans was Exit 12. Easy to remember… the exits start at 1 at the bridge and go to 12. Not any more. (Click on blog link to see other photos.)
Now the numbers correspond with how many miles the exit is from the Rhode Island border. I have read about the reason why being funding from the federal government but the exits are just weird. One exit is 85 and the next one is 89. And, if you look closely, there is a green mile marker ever .2 miles all along the entire highway.
So, if you’re planning a trip to the Cape, be prepared to be a bit disoriented as all of the exit signs have changed.
I was so excited when I picked up “Eastham 2020,” a booklet published each summer by the Eastham Chamber of Commerce, and saw that one of my kayaking photographs was used on their “Things To Do…To The Beach” page. How cool is that? (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
Eastham 2020 is a wonderful resource which includes everything that you might want to know if you are visiting Eastham: accommodations, restaurants, shopping, beaches, biking trails, hiking trails, historic sites, maps, activities, etc. The list goes on and on. You can find the booklet in many locations around town.
Thank you, Jim. It was such a treat to see my photograph included in Eastham 2020!
It was the perfect day to take a hike along one of Fort Hill’s many trails. This trail leads up to Skiff Hill which has an overlook of Nauset Marsh with Coast Guard Beach in the distance.
It is also the site of the “Indian Rock,” which a large boulder moved to the hill from the marsh below. “Once used by the local Nauset tribe as a sharpening stone, the rock is cut with deep grooves and smoothed in circles where ax heads were whetted.”
Such a beautiful place, don’t you think?
We have so many woodpeckers in our yard here on Cape Cod… Hairy Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers. They all just love the suet at our feeders.
This Hairy Woodpecker was basking in the sun on the side of the tree on a cold morning. Such a beautiful bird, don’t you think?
We’ve been watching the huge cranes working at Rock Harbor for a couple of weeks now. I thought they were putting in new pilings for a new dock. But, little by little, they put these huge metal pilings around the whole boat ramp on the Eastham side. (Click on blog link for other photo.) Help! How would we launch our kayaks this summer if they got rid of the ramp?
We drove over to the Eastham side and asked one of the workers what they were doing. He explained that they had to put these huge metal pilings all around the boat ramp so they could pump the water out of the area so they could build a new ramp. Amazing!
I had no idea that’s how they built a new ramp going into the water, did you?
(The photos look different because I took one on Sunday when it was cloudy and the other on Monday, when the crane was operating.)