I had so much fun trying to make this Valentine in the sand, as the waves rolled in and out and I ran back and forth, dodging them! Ha!
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day from Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod, voted one of the Top Ten Beaches in the USA by National Geographic!
The Pamet Trail System in Truro has some really great hikes. One is to the Bog House which is very interesting and full of history. The Bog House, located among former cranberry bogs in the Pamet Valley, was originally constructed around 1830. It supported cranberry harvesting that occurred there until the 1960s.
“The Pamet Cranberry Bog consists of three small freshwater bogs, a modified two-story “bog house,” sand pits, and a system of drains, culverts, and other hydrological features that all together were used to produce cranberries for commercial use during the late 19th to mid-20th century.”
The Bog House itself is quite unique with its main door on the 2nd floor. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
As I was taking a walk to the beach the other day, I saw this very strange “thing” on the marsh. I’m sure the ice from the deep freeze we had a few weeks ago with all of the flooding helped this along. My imagination took over…
Doesn’t it look like a huge animal head coming out of the marsh? You can see the the big head with its mouth and ice tusks and its dark nose up on the left. Its eye is on the top of its head with its ears down to the right. I thought it was so cool.
What do you think? It’s amazing what your imagination can come up with if you let it go…!
The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet on Cape Cod is a wonderful walk for the whole family. The kids would love it, as there is so much to see and so much diversity along the trail.
My favorite part is walking along the boardwalk over the swamps. It is really cool and really eerie. You wonder what goes on beneath you…
We woke up yesterday to a few flurries in the morning which soon turned into a real snowstorm. By lunchtime we had about 3″ of fluffy, white snow. The temps were in the mid 20s and much colder than the past few weeks.
We decided to take a ride around to see if there were any good “photo ops” and found the perfect one at Wiley Park. There is an elf or several elves who put out holiday decorations along the trail at the park. It is really quite endearing. Here and there you might see a little santa or a little snowman or this little guy smiling at you along the trail. What a wonderful idea for this time of year.
I remember last year someone brought a few ornaments and put them on one of the little trees by the trail, and little by little other people brought an ornament or two and pretty soon the tree was all decked out in holiday festivity. But that tree was cut down last summer so this must be their new idea and what a great one! It brings a smile to you face all along the trail!
The kite surfers were enjoying the very windy day at First Encounter Beach in Eastham on Cape Cod last weekend. There were quite a few of them out there.
It looks like so much fun, don’t you think?