Category Archives: Cape Cod Blog

Beautiful Swan Silhouette On Meeting House Pond In Orleans On Cape Cod

The lighting was just perfect as this Swan was silhouetted against the dark, sparkly water of Meetinghouse Pond in Orleans on Cape Cod. It was just gorgeous!

We have seen a lot of Swans in the pond in the past few weeks. They are so regal as they swim about.

Pretty photograph, don’t you think?

Huge Waves At Nauset Light After The Blizzard Last Weekend On Cape Cod

The morning after the blizzard this past  weekend on Cape Cod saw waves that were unreal! They were huge. You couldn’t see any beach or sand at any of the beaches that we stopped at which included Boat Meadows, Nauset Beach, Nauset Light Beach and Coast Guard Beach. The waves consumed the entire beach!

Spectacular, don’t you think?


The Finest Hours Movie Of The CG36500 Rescue Off Of Cape Cod Will Be Released January 29, 2016


The Disney blockbuster movie, The Finest Hours, will hit movie theaters on January 29, 2016. It is a true story of of the US Coast Guard’s most daring rescue off of Chatham on Cape Cod.


The CG36500, which was built in 1946, was decommissioned in 1968 and eventually fell into disrepair. The Orleans Historical Society acquired ownership and restored the vessel.

The CG36500 is docked at Rock Harbor in Orleans during the summer months and is operated as a “floating museum,” open to visitors.

The book was awesome, so check out the movie! I am so looking forward to seeing this daring rescue.

Disney’s Finest Hours Blockbuster Movie Based On The Book To Be Released On January 29, 2016

On January 29, 2016 Disney will release the blockbuster film, The Finest Hours, which is a true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue. It took place off of Chatham on Cape Cod in 1952. Four Coast Guard crewmen set out in a small vessel in Chatham to rescue 33 men stranded aboard the SS Pendeleton after the ship split in half during a legendary nor’easter.


We had the privilege a couple of months ago to attend a book presentation and signing, sponsored by the Eastham Library,  of The Finest Hours author, Michael J. Tougias. It was spellbinding as he related his research and writing of his book.

I will post photographs of the actual boat tomorrow that is docked at Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod during the summer months. It is a must to see if you come to visit Cape Cod and unbelievable that 33 men plus crew fit on this small vessel.