When it’s low tide on the bay side of Cape Cod, the tide swings are just amazing. It feels like you can walk out for miles. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I was on the Eastham side of Rock Harbor, enjoying a nice walk on the beach when this family on the sandbar caught my eye. They were having such a good time.
And then when I looked back over 5 minutes later, they were gone as was almost the entire sandbar.
It was a gorgeous beach day and people were certainly taking advantage of the perfect weather to spend some time at Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore and rated one of the Top 10 Beaches in the USA. Looks like summer is here!
It makes such a difference if you take a photograph at high tide or low tide on Cape Cod Bay. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I took this first photograph at low tide at Boat Meadow Beach. You can see all the green sea grass that comes out at low tide as well as the huge sand bars with the boats sitting on top of the sand.
I took the 2nd photograph the following day at high tide. Such a completely different feeling, don’t you think?
This picnic table at Rock Harbor looks pretty inviting. During the summer months it is hard to find this picnic table empty.
Get there early and enjoy that spectacular view!
The sky behind the dunes at First Encounter Beach the other morning was just spectacular! I stopped to take a photograph but there was one big problem… I couldn’t get my shadow out of the photo! (Click on blog for other photo.)
I tried stepping aside and got a photograph with just the dune but the sky in the background isn’t nearly as pretty as if you take the dune straight-on.
If you take a walk down Coast Guard Beach, you will see most of the upper beach to the right is cordoned off with stakes and string to keep the public off of that area. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Within the area you can see little cages that have been put over the nesting Piping Plovers so that a predator cannot reach the eggs or the chicks. The birds can easily get in and out.
We are so lucky that these precious little Piping Plovers come back every year to nest on Coast Guard Beach!