“First Encounter Beach is a place with historic significance in Eastham on Cape Cod. It was so named because it is the site of the first encounter between Native Americans and the Pilgrims prior to their settling in Plymouth. A tablet on the knoll at the north end of First Encounter Beach marks the location of this first encounter between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans on December 8, 1620.”
Pretty cool history, don’t you think?
What a crazy March we’ve had here on Cape Cod! We’ve had the coldest and snowiest days of the winter. I took this photograph at Boat Meadow Beach yesterday morning. Look at all of that snow on the beach and ice in the water.
It’s hard to believe that spring starts on Saturday. Our March here on Cape Cod has definitely come in like a lion and is still a lion… we’re are very ready for that lamb! Maybe by month’s end…?
This Red-breasted Merganser was having a lot of success fishing in Pleasant Bay. He’d swim around a bit and then dive under… usually coming back up with a fish!
I love his reddish-orange beak and his “bad-hair” day! Beautiful bird, don’t you think?
You could see the sky starting to turn colors over the salt marsh. So pretty! I quickly drove down to a secret little trail that leads to a gorgeous view of the salt marsh and got this photograph of sunset over the salt marsh and Cape Cod Bay.
What do you think?
Yesterday was one of the coldest and windiest days that we’ve felt here on Cape Cod. The wind chill when we got up was minus 3 degrees and crept up to 7 degrees at lunchtime. Brrr…(Click on blog link to see other photos.)
We stopped at Rock Harbor to see the bay wild with ice and huge waves. Every time a wave came in, it pushed the pile of ice farther up the ramp as you can see in the first photograph.
The 2nd and 3rd photographs show the fishing boats and docks surrounded by slushy ice. Today is supposed to be in the low 40s, so most of the ice should melt. We sure have had some crazy weather this winter!
I loved this view of the flats of Cape Cod Bay from First Encounter Beach. It looks like you can walk out for miles. Such pretty colors, don’t you think?