Every day is different on Cape Cod Bay at low tide. There sand builds up and washes away. A place where there was a little dune one day is now a gully filled with water. Every time I take a walk on the beach at low tide, it is always a new story and it never gets old.
Just beautiful, don’t you think?
It was a spectacular day for a walk at Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore. The weather has been very warm for this time of year, in the 70s and sunny. It feels like early September, not late October.
I loved this photograph of the path leading down to the beach from the Coast Guard Station in the background. What do you think?
Yesterday was a glorious day, sunny and in the lower 70s… a perfect day for a bike ride! I took off to Boat Meadow Beach which is where I took this photograph. It was high tide and there were people sitting on the beach and one little boy was swimming. The clouds were spectacular!
Then I biked over to Rock Harbor which is another beautiful place to visit any time of the year. Then on to the Cape Cod Rail Trail over the salt marshes and home. Who ever thought I could bike in shorts and a t-shirt at the end of October? I wasn’t going to miss this gorgeous day!
The views at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary are many and they are breathtaking. I took this photograph from the lookout on the Goose Pond Trail heading out toward the beach. You can see Tri-Island in the distance on the right which is also a fun hike. You may be treated to many shorebirds feeding in the marshes.
In the far distance you can see the white beaches of Wellfleet and Jeremy Point. It doesn’t get much prettier!
When we hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and want to go out to the outer beach across the boardwalk on the salt marsh, we always look at the tide charts to make sure it is not near high tide. We got stuck last year in February and ended up wading in, rolling up our jeans and holding our shoes. Thank goodness it was a warm day but the water was still pretty cold.
This past summer they have marked where they think the tides will be in the future, as they seem to be getting higher each year.
The first photograph shows the trail looking out to Cape Cod Bay with the beach in the distance. The second photograph shows looking back to the trail from where the high tide comes in now. The years they have marked ar 2025, 2050, 2063 and 2075.
It’s amazing how high the tides might rise with the warming climate.
Kent’s Point in Orleans on Cape Cod has many wonderful hikes. There are several trails that meander through the woods and others along the shore. It’s especially fun to go at low tide as you can hike along the beach and see many shorebirds.
As you go past the point, one trail goes along the shore where you can see a boathouse and where several boats are moored. So pretty, don’t you think?