The wooden fence, the beach grass, the sky with the clouds and the ocean… at Nauset Beach in Orleans on Cape Cod. Nauset Beach is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on Cape Cod. It goes on for miles and miles. Nauset Beach is gorgeous from sunrise to sunset. Bring your camera and take a look…any time, any season.
It doesn’t get much better…
This flock of birds was flying by on the shore of Wellfleet Bay in migration formation so we quickly got our cameras out and clicked away. And there, as if forming a circle above, was part of a rainbow as we looked up.
Very cool. Wishing you all a Happy New Year and may you find a rainbow in the New Year!
This Seagull was so much fun to watch as it was trying to open a clam that it had found at the beach inlet in the water. First he leaned headfirst down to get the clam. And then he deposited it on the sand and stared at it.
He then put it back in his beak and started to fly, all of a sudden dropping it on a rock in the water.
He proceded to find it under the watwer, pick it up and swim to shore and have himself a feast. He was one mightly proud seagull!
Pretty amazing, huh? He not only knew where there was a rock under water, but knew exactly where to retrieve the clam once it was smashed.
We took advantage of many gorgeous winter days to walk along the beaches in Cape Cod, especially Coast Guard Beach which has been rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Henry David Thoreau, in his book Cape Cod, named Coast Guard ‘The Great Beach’. A fitting name as the beach seems to go on forever sharing sands with other famous names such as Marconi and Nauset.
This was a perfect day for a walk on Coast Guard Beach! The temperatures were in the 60s and just glorious!
Phil and I were taking a walk on the beach on Christmas Day when we looked up in the sky and we saw the sun with distinct spots on either side of it.
In posting it on our Enjoying Cape Cod Facebook page, one of our friends wrote and told us they were Sundogs. These Sundogs are also known as mock suns or “parhelia”, with a pair of brightly colored spots, one on either side of the sun.
Very cool, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Sundog?
Christmas Day 2015 on Cape Cod will surely be one to remember. The temperatures on Coast Guard Beach were in the 60s and the beaches were packed with people walking, picnicking, swimming (yes!) and surfing!
What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Day!