This was such a cute photograph of this seagull perched on top of the Trail Guide box at Fort Hill Trail Guide box, looking like he’s waiting for a client to come by so he can guide the hike. The colors in the sky were just spectacular!
So cute, don’t you think?
It was a treat to see this glacial rock again at Fort Hill that is usually hidden by the tall cattails and long grasses on the salt marsh. The assortment of winter storms in the past couple of weeks has washed away much of the sea grass from the salt marshes and leveled the cattails.
I remember years ago we used to walk out to this rock and have a picnic on top. I’m sure we’ll walk out there again, but not sure we’ll have the picnic on top. It is about 8′ high. The bench at the overview looks much more appealing! 🙂
I was so surprised when I walked up the little trail near the entrance shack to go to Nauset Beach. In the past few months when you got to the end of the trail where there was a little boardwalk, there was a huge drop-off of 6-8 feet where the water had eroded the beach. I expected the same the other day.
It was a pleasant surprise to see that a lot of the sand had come back on the beach and the drop off was only a couple of feet, easily accessible. You can see that the beach was gorgeous as you look north toward Nauset Beach and Coast Guard Beach. It was about 2 hours after low tide.
There is still a lot of time until summer. It will be very interesting to see what Mother Nature will do in the next few months…
The walk from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach is just spectacular! You hike through the woods along a handicapped accessible trail, along the salt marsh, across this gorgeous boardwalk over the salt marsh and then through the woods to Coast Guard Beach, one of the prettiest beaches on Cape Cod.
This was the first time that we walked over the bridge and there was water on both sides because of the high, high tide. Usually there is just a little creek running through the salt marsh from Nauset Marsh.
It doesn’t get much prettier! What do you think?
Liam’s at Nauset Beach was taken down last week because of the incredible beach erosion from the 3 Nor’easters we had this past winter. The water at high tide was up to its foundation.
Someone asked me to post a photograph of what it looks like now. There is now a huge pile of sand where Liam’s stood. I took this photograph from a little trail across the parking lot because 2/3s of the parking lot is still closed. They were continuously bringing in huge trucks full of sand. You can see the bathrooms to the left. They seem to still be intact.
I did not get to walk on the beach but I will try to do that in the next few days and get a photograph from the water’s edge. It looks so different…
I loved this silhouette of the Great Blue Heron while he was feeding on the mudflats at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. I thought it was such a dramatic photograph.
What do you think?