Boat Meadow Beach is always my first stop on my daily 6am bike ride. It is so beautiful and one of my favorite places after riding over the salt marsh to the beach. You never know what you are going to see.
This morning I was treated to a Great Blue Heron searching for breakfast in the shallow waters at low tide. I clicked as he walked along the shore. And then I couldn’t decide which photograph I like best.
What do you think?
I have seen these Bouncing Bet wildflowers all around but never knew what they were called until I did a little research. And I had never heard of their name “Bouncing Bet” before, so this was a first for me!
Bouncing Bet wildflowers, also known as Soapwort, have pale pink or lavender to whitish flowers with 5 petals, each having scalloped edges with an indent at the tip. The petals tend to fold back. The flowers form a cluster on a stiff stalk. They grow on open areas and roadsides, which is where I saw them overlooking Boat Meadow Creek, from July to September.
So pretty, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Bouncing Bet?
There are a lot more rocks at Boat Meadow Beach since the ferocious storms last winter. Someone got creative and made some cairns from the rocks. It was really pretty along the edge of the shore. (A cairn is a pile of rocks or stones, usually used to mark the trails for hikers.) So it was pretty innovative to see them on the beach.
Cool, don’t you think?
It was so much fun to see these kayakers out on Boat Meadow Creek enjoying the beautiful day. I’m not sure what the temperature of the bay is, but I know it is a lot warmer than the ocean. There were people swimming there a few days ago.
Summer is almost here!
It was a beautiful day for a bike ride along the shore on Cape Cod. I had just picked up by bike from its “spring tune-up” and it was ready to go… as was I!
This is one of my favorite stops at Boat Meadow along my favorite route. It doesn’t get much prettier!
What do you think?
High tide on Cape Cod Bay has been really high since the storms last winter. Last summer there was plenty of sand to set your beach chair down on at high tide. There is not much sand at high tide now and none as you walk around the corner there.
It will be interesting to see what Mother Nature has in store before summer…