It was such fun to go aboard the Coast Guard’s boat, CG36500 which is docked at Rock Harbor for the season. You can go inside and learn all about the greatest Coast Guard small boat rescue in history. It is an amazing story. The movie, The Finest Hours, came out last January is all about the unbelievable feat!
When you are finished there is a little shack across the parking lot with lots of CG36500 memorabilia which you can purchase. I got the latest edition of the book called, Rescue.
If you’re in Rock Harbor, it is a very cool thing to do …and very educational!
Rock Harbor Beach in Orleans on Cape Cod was packed the other day when the temperature was well in the 80s. Everyone was looking for a little respite from the heat by enjoying some time at the beach.
You can see why the boats can enter and exit Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod only before or after high tide. Otherwise, they could get stuck in Cape Cod Bay or in the harbor for many hours waiting for the tide to change.
You can see the “buoy trees” which mark the channel into the harbor sitting on top of the sand. It is dead low tide. No boats will be going in for quite a while.
And at low tide, you can walk out it seems for mile. Have you ever been to Cape Cod Bay at low tide?
Happy July 4th to you all! May you find the perfect spot on a beach here on Cape Cod and enjoy the beautiful day!
Loved this retro beach photograph, what do you think?
You can gain access to the Rock Harbor Channel from both Orleans and Eastham. This photograph shows the little shack by the launch ramp on the Eastham side.
Pretty sky, don’t you think?