Category Archives: Cape Cod News

Kudos To Everyone Who Participated In The Pan-Mass Challenge This Past Weekend In Massachusetts And Cape Cod


Kudos to the riders, the volunteers, the organizers, the families, the people who cheered the riders on… and everyone who was involved in this amazing bike challenge. I stood at the end of our road and took some photographs of these incredible riders. Each and everyone of the riders thanked me for cheering them on. Unbelievable!

Here are some facts that I got from their website:

About the PMC: The Pan-Mass Challenge® (PMC) is a bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. Benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the PMC pioneered the $4 billion athletic fundraising industry when it was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event’s executive director, an annual cyclist and a fundraiser.

The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber and is the institute’s largest single contributor, raising more than 53 percent of the annual revenue at The Jimmy Fund®.

In 2017, the PMC gave a record gift of $51 million to Dana-Farber, bringing the PMC’s 38-year contribution to Dana-Farber to more than $598 million since its inception in 1980. In 2018, the PMC has a fundraising goal of $52 million.

The Ride: The PMC is a fully supported bike-a-thon — with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage, transportation and lodging — that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. More than 6,300 cyclists from ages 13 to 85 will ride in 2018, choosing from 12 routes designed to cater to all levels of cycling and fundraising ability. There are six two-day routes that range from 132 to 192 miles and six one-day rides that range from 25 to 110 miles. Cyclists are required to raise between $600 and $8,000 to ride in the PMC, depending on the chosen route.

It was an amazing morning. I got goosebumps just watching them all riding on this hot and stormy weekend for such and incredible cause. Thanks to everyone who participated! It was inspiring!



Live In Orleans On Cape Cod Is Not To Be Missed!


Live In Orleans, a weekly music festival, has been so much fun this summer. Live in Orleans features four bands every Tuesday from 5-7pm, July 10- August 14. The festival will showcase a total 24 bands ranging in musical styles from folk and blues to country, rock, and sounds from around the world.

One of the bands that we saw last Tuesday was called the The Drummer Queens and they were awesome! Ten women made up the band of only drummers and the  music and enthusiasm was contagious!

We have listened to so many different kinds of music and each has been delightful. What a great way to spend a Tuesday evening. If you’re in town, you still have a few more weeks to enjoy the music at Live in Orleans!

Repairing The Boardwalk On Red Maple Swamp Trail At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


The National Seashore workers have started Phase II of repairing the boardwalk on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill. After years of constant use and stormy winters, many of the boards need to be replaced.

You can still hike the trail from beginning to end as they are working on the offshoot of the trail. It is one of our favorite trails as it has so much to see. You hike in the woods, across a long boardwalk, along the marsh, through the fields and back up to the overlook, which doesn’t get much prettier.

Thank you, National Seashore, for all that you do to make the trails so beautiful for all of us to enjoy.

New Viewing Platform At Nauset Beach On Cape Cod


It was so nice to see a new viewing platform at Nauset Beach where Liam’s Clam Shack stood before the series of Nor’Easters crept up to its foundation this past winter. The town demolished the restaurant 2 weeks ago and has been busy bringing in tons of sand  to fill in the dunes. You can also see all of the beach grass that has been planted to help with dune erosion.

The parking lot is open. The beaches are accessible from either end and it looks like they are making lemonade out of lemons so that everyone can enjoy one of their favorite beaches, Nauset Beach, part of the National Seashore here on Cape Cod.

High Sands At Herring Cove Beach In Provincetown On Cape Cod


It’s a good thing they have “sand fences” along some of the beaches on Cape Cod. It’s like a snow fence, but acts the same way for sand.

I loved this photograph of this sand fence at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown which trapped the sand so high that people were walking over it to get to the beach. I took the photograph standing on the edge of the parking lot.

And then I edited it 2 ways and I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. What do you think?