Living On The Edge Of The Dunes In Wellfleet On Cape Cod

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We had read about a house sitting right on top of the dunes in Wellfleet on Cape Cod that is so close to the edge that it is in danger of being swalowed up in a big storm. So we went to investigate.

Wow!

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This house is really close to the edge as you can see in the photograph. It has been in the family for 60 years and was 150 feet farther away from the ocean at that time. We calculated that the ocean has eroded about  2-3 feet of the sand dunes each year since then. Unbelievable what Mother Nature can do.

They are moving the house 15 feet back. Sure hope they can get another few years out of that gorgeous location!

 

Beautiful Photograph Of White Crest Beach In Wellfleet On Cape Cod

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Yesterday was such a beautiful day at White Crest Beach in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. There was a little breeze so the waves were kicking in and the skies were glorious!

If you have never been to White Crest, this photograph was taken about 70 feet up on the dunes overlooking the ocean.

Pretty, don’t you think?

Nauset Beach On Cape Cod Was A Very Popular Destination This Past Weekend

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The weather was gorgeous last weekend and brought a lot of people out to the Nauset Beach on Cape Cod  to enjoy the sunshine and pleasant weather. It’s starting to feel like spring.

I loved this photograph of Nauset Beach with people everywhere. They were walking, collecting, sitting, relaxing, riding, surfing and just enjoying the ambiance of Nauset Beach, one of the premier beaches on the National Seashore on Cape Cod.

Diving Harlequin Ducks Off Of Nauset Beach On Cape Cod

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I saw my first Harlequin Duck off of Nauset Beach on Cape Cod this week. I had never seen one before!

I was taking a walk along the beach when I saw these three diving ducks a little bit offshore. I wasn’t sure what kind of ducks they were so I took a few photographs. They looked pretty dark with two white spots on their heads.

As I looked them up in my Sibley Guide to Birds, I learned that an adult breeding Harlequin Duck is very colorful, where an adult non breeding Harlequin Duck looks just like this from November to May.

Have you ever seen a Harlequin Duck?

 

I Saw My First Daffodil In Orleans On Cape Cod Today!

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I was so shocked when I saw a little patch of pretty yellow Daffodils growing in someone’s yard by the side of the road in Orleans on Cape Cod. It seems so early. It’s only February.

So, I turned the car around, stopped and jumped out and took a photograph of this pretty spring flower. What  treat!

Last weekend the wind chill was minus 28 here so the last thing I thought I’d see so soon was a spring flower.

Has anyone else seen any spring flowers?

 




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