This past week was unbelievably warm here on Cape Cod. It was such a treat to wear shorts and a t-shirt, take a long walk on Coast Guard Beach to Nauset Spit and take a few long bike rides. Before our walk on Coast Guard Beach the other day, we had a wonderful picnic at one of our favorite picnic tables overlooking Nauset Marsh.
It doesn’t get much better, especially in October!
We were driving down a one-way dirt road in Orleans the other day looking for a hiking trail from the Orleans Walking Trail Guide when we came across this gem, Arey’s Pond Boat Yard. It looked like an old boat yard from the 1950’s with their own sailing school nearby. We got out of the car and walked around. What a cool place.
We learned that Arey’s Boat Yard has been in existence for 60+ years. Wow! It was fun to learn about their famous Arey’s Catboat and take some photographs. Arey’s Pond is filled with many different kinds of sailboats, motor boats and dinghies. It obviously gets a lot of use as it empties into the Namequoit River and then out to Pleasant Bay.
I found this on their their web site: “Arey’s Pond Boat Yard is the builder of the world renowned APBY catboats. We offer a complete line of catboats, built right at our boat yard, including the 12′ Kitten, the popular 14′ Catboat, the 16′ Lynx and the 20′ Cruising Catboat. We also build a beautiful 20′ Power Launch, restore many wooden craft and, our latest project, the 18′ Arey’s Pond Daysailer.”
What an incredible place, like a diamond in the rough!
The waves and the bank of clouds on the horizon were just beautiful at Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore. The temperatures have been warm enough lately to take a long walk without a jacket or sweatshirt.
Yesterday we walked the beach in shorts and a t-shirt. It was 79 degrees so we headed over to the bayside and went for swim! Awesome for October 10th!
The boats are still there… at Rock Harbor in Orleans. The weather has been so warm that I’m sure they are still going out.
Pretty soon all of these slips will be empty and all you’ll see are the posts. Enjoy the fall and the beautiful weather while you can!
I saw these bell-shaped pinkish mushrooms while hiking on the boardwalk of the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill. I’ve never seen mushrooms like these growing on a tree before. Have you?
As you can see my the 2nd photograph, they are really small. Does anyone know what kind of mushroom they are?
The pretty little pink and white bell-shaped Bearberry flowers that bloomed in early summer are now a deep red berry. I loved seeing them on the side of the trail at the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail.
I’m sure they are abundant anywhere there are Bearberry bushes. So pretty, don’t you think? Have you ever seen one?