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View From A Little Cottage On White Crest Beach In Wellfleet On Cape Cod.

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Phil had a very good friend who used to own a little cottage high on the dunes in Wellfleet. The cottage was small but the views were unbelievable!

He started working with Ray Kroc at McDonald’s at the very beginning.  We would sit outside his cottage overlooking White Crest Beach and reminisce about  McDonald’ when it first started. He had such great stories.

As the dunes eroded over the years and changed the shoreline, the cottage eventually fell into the ocean.  We were living in Colorado at the time so we didn’t find out about it until we moved back east. We were able to locate where it was and this would have been his view if the cottage was still there.

The good news for Frank was that he sold it 2 years before it fell into the ocean!

Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

Awesome Trail At Nickerson State Park On Cape Cod Using AllTrails App!

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We discovered the AllTrails app and have found some really cool hikes at Nickerson State Park in Brewster. We took the West Heartbreak Loop a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it. The map of the hike is at the end of the blog.

The hike was a loop through the beautiful pine forests. What amazed me was the amount of Bearberry groundcover that was growing on the floor of the forest (you can see that in the first photo) and the vast number of new pine trees growing throughout the forest.

If you haven’t hiked Nickerson State Park, put it on your list, especially on the off-season when the trails are easy to maneuver and you don’t have to worry about Poison Ivy and insects.

Cooper’s Hawk Just Caught A Bunny At The Wellfleet Audubon On Cape Cod!

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Phil and I were taking a hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary a couple of days ago when I saw a hawk right on the trail. He had just caught something and was dragging it onto the trail. By the time I got my camera out, he had seen us and flew away. We waited a bit but he didn’t come down from the tree, so we walked by and saw a very large bunny on the trail.

On the way back we noticed that the bunny was no longer where it had been. There was the hawk, dragging the bunny down the trail. He kept trying to get it up in the air but to no avail. He couldn’t lift it.

The hawk finally was able to drag the bunny  off the trail into the woods. We were quite a ways away but we were able to get some really cool photographs of this beautiful Cooper’s Hawk protecting its prey.

Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp In Wellfleet Was Mystical.

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It was a perfect day to take a hike on the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail as it was windy and the trail is a bit secluded. When we got to the boardwalk over the swamp, the moss and the reflections looked almost mystical.

It looked so cool, especially for the middle of winter. What do you think?