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 a few years ago 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.
A few summers ago they put in new markers where they think the tides will be in future years as they seem to be getting higher each year. You can see where they think high tide will be in 2075. Each marker represents about 25 years. Wow! It’s amazing how high the tides might rise with the warming climate.
The Great Blue Heron has always been my favorite bird. I love to watch them standing in the water, patiently waiting for a fish to swim by. Just beautiful…
It was a gorgeous winter day for a walk down Coast Guard Beach. It was almost low tide and the sandbars were starting to come out.
I loved the clouds in the sky down by Nauset Spit! So pretty, don’t you think?
“Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod provides peace and unmatched beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor.” Click on blog link for other photo.)
It is a wonderful place to go for a hike alone or with the whole family as there are many different types of trails. On the Bay View Trail you can see the salt marsh, the harbor and take a nice walk through the woods along the water’s edge.
Have you ever hiked at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary?
When we lived in the mountains of Colorado, it was just gorgeous but we rarely saw any clouds in the sky. It was always sunny.
The first thing I remarked on when we moved to the Cape were the beautiful clouds. Every day is different and every sky is different.
I never get sick of this view of Nauset Marsh looking out toward Coast Guard Station from Fort Hill. I love the clouds along the horizon over the water.