On January 29, 2016 Disney will release the blockbuster film, The Finest Hours, which is a true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue. It took place off of Chatham on Cape Cod in 1952. Four Coast Guard crewmen set out in a small vessel in Chatham to rescue 33 men stranded aboard the SS Pendeleton after the ship split in half during a legendary nor’easter.
We had the privilege a couple of months ago to attend a book presentation and signing, sponsored by the Eastham Library, of The Finest Hours author, Michael J. Tougias. It was spellbinding as he related his research and writing of his book.
I will post photographs of the actual boat tomorrow that is docked at Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod during the summer months. It is a must to see if you come to visit Cape Cod and unbelievable that 33 men plus crew fit on this small vessel.
Was I surprised to see a black dot in the water on Nauset Beach in Orleans on Cape Cod when I was taking a walk the other day on a very cold and blustery day. I thought it was a seal, but it didn’t dive underwater.
It wasn’t until I took a photograph and zoomed in that I realized it was a surfer. Wow! He certainly was a brave soul to venture out into the waves on such a day! I shivered just thinking abut it!
I have never seen so many Robins in the middle of winter getting a drink from the snow on our deck in Orleans on Cape Cod. They were everywhere.
I loved this little guy on the picnic table getting a little drink from the new-fallen snow. Along the railing, many more robins were lined up also enjoying the snow. I was taking photographs through the window, so they did not come out clear enough to post.
I have never seen a bird come up on the deck to eat some snow, have you?
It was a gorgeous day for a walk at Nauset Beach on the National Seashore in Orleans on Cape Cod. The snowed had stopped and the winds had not begun.
I was surprised to see some people there, enjoying a walk on the beach. But, I guess if you’re on Cape Cod, you like the beach any time of the year!
We got a little bit of snow here in Orleans on Cape Cod yesterday so I thought I’d go down to Nauset Beach and take some photographs.
There was still a little bit of snow on the dunes so I clicked away.
Do you like the black and white photograph or the color one better? I couldn’t decide.
They both give such a different feeling…
I can see why people like to take photographs of beach fences on Cape Cod. There are so many of them and each one is totally different and unique.
I saw this beach fence on Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod. It was so pretty with the blue sky and waves in the background that I thought it deserved a spot on my blog.
What do you think?