When we took a ride to Nauset Beach last week, we were surprised to see how much work was being done to the parking lot and the sand dunes. They have brought in huge amounts of sand to build up the dunes. (There are additional photographs at the end of the blog.)
They have also taken some of the parking lot away to make room for the extra sand as the ocean keeps moving inward.
The first photograph is of the restrooms. You can see there is only a small strip of sand dune between the building and the beach. The ocean looks mighty close. In the next 2 photographs you can see where the parking lot has been dug out and sand piled on. It is an amazing work in progress.
We’ll keep you posted as they work on ever popular Nauset Beach before the summer. Amazing, don’t you think?
The dunes on Pamet Trail are absolutely spectacular! There is a trail up to the top and then down to the ocean. It doesn’t get much prettier!
The views from the Marconi Wireless Station in South Wellfleet are just spectacular!
“The Marconi Wireless Station Site in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts is the site of the first transatlantic wireless communication between the United States and Europe, on January 18, 1903. At this location, now in the Cape Cod National Seashore, inventor Guglielmo Marconi erected a large antenna array on four 210-foot (64 m) wooden towers, and established a transmitting station powered by kerosene engines that produced the 25,000 volts of electricity needed to send signals to a similar station in Poldhu, Cornwall, United Kingdom.”
Not only is the history amazing, but the views are equally amazing!
Nauset Beach, a very popular beach in Orleans and part of the National Seashore, got hit by two huge Nor’easters last winter and lost Liam’s, its famous Clam Shack as well as a huge amount of dune sand.
They have brought in an unbelievable amount of sand this past month to build up the dunes. You can see the new sand, as it’s a much lighter color than the original sand. With the new sand, the dunes are now 15-20 feet high. You can also see where they have put in some fences and planted some beach grass, hoping to contain the dunes. We’ve been lucky so far this winter. I’m sure everyone has their fingers crossed.
Gorgeous beach, don’t you think? Have you ever been to Nauset Beach?
I love this picnic table at Rock Harbor, but it does a look a bit chilly for a picnic, don’t you think?
We’ve had some incredible sunsets here on Cape Cod Bay this winter.
The vibrant colors of this one at Boat Meadow was spectacular!