When we went to the Open House at the Coast Guard Station at Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod last weekend, there was a poster that showed the shipwrecks off of Cape Cod, which we were told was in the thousands. Wow!
This poster is unbelievable, don’t you think? With all of the sand bars and constantly shifting sands, it was very hard to sail around Cape Cod in the early days.
The Us Coast Guard Station at Coast Guard Beach was open to the public last weekend for anyone who wanted to learn some very interesting facts and take a tour of the facility. The last time it was open to the public was in 1967, so it was quite a treat to be able to go inside and see how the “Coasties” lived and worked.
This is a picture which is hanging on the wall inside the station which shows what the station used to look like with the motorized Surf Rescue Boats “on call” next door. The second photograph is of the bunk room inside.
We were told that there was a Coast Guard Station every 5 miles along the coast to help with any rescues, which there were many. The “Coasties” would each walk 2.5 miles up and down the beach which assured that every mile of the ocean was seen. There was a little shack at the 2.5 mile mark so the men could rest or get a cup of warm coffee.
It was a beautiful day to take a walk on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham on Cape Cod, which was rated one of the top ten beaches in the USA this past summer. And there were lots of Seagulls to photograph along the shore.
This particular Seagull took flight just as Phil clicked away. I loved seeing it in action!
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This Seagull was standing on this rock at low tide at Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod just yakking away. He was so funny looking with his bill wide open!
It was a glorious day to walk out to Nauset Spit on Cape Cod from Coast Guard Station. Nauset Spit is where Nauset Beach splits and lets the water into Nauset Marsh. It is ever changing with the changing of the beach sand.
The last time we had been there was about 10 years ago before we moved to Colorado. We had paddled our kayaks out through Nauset Marsh and had a picnic in that same spot. It was so much fun.
We are definitely looking forward to getting our kayaks out next summer and paddling out to Nauset Spit for a picnic. Can’t wait!
We took a walk on Coast Guard Beach on the National Seashore on Cape Cod. It is truly one of the prettiest beaches that I have ever seen.
We walked all the way out to Nauset Spit which is where the water breaks through the beach and goes into Nauset Marsh. This opening changes frequently as the sand shift under the ocean water.
We turned around and looked back and could see why Coast Guard Beach was voted as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the USA! Just spectacular!