Yesterday was Eastham’s 14th Annual Turnip Festival which was a huge success. What a blast! There were hundreds of people there, enjoying everything there was to do from festival vendors selling everything you can think of, live entertainment, activities and crafts for the kids, a Turnip Cook-Off, and the annual Turnip Shuck-Off. It was a real treat when Suzanne and Scotty from The Dunes Radio asked Phil and me to time the Shuck-Off contest. What a hoot!
In the cafeteria there was a Turnip Cook-Off provided by many of the area restaurants where you could sample a variety of turnip creations from Turnip Bisque, Turnip Popovers, Turnip Slaw, Turnip Bread, Turnip Baklava, Turnip Cannolis and much, much more. Everything was delicious! Jim Russo, Executive Director of the Eastham Chamber, was helping out behind the counter.
The Turnip Festival, presented by the Eastham Library, was so much fun. If you didn’t make it there this year, put it on your calendar for next year, but make sure you get there early! What a great event for the whole family!
The paddleboarders are still out and this one was particularly enjoying her paddle around Nauset Marsh. It was a glorious day in the high 60s, before all of the rains came.
What a beautiful place to paddleboard, calm and serene. Love the sun on the water…
Yesterday was a glorious day, sunny and in the lower 70s… a perfect day for a bike ride! I took off to Boat Meadow Beach which is where I took this photograph. It was high tide and there were people sitting on the beach and one little boy was swimming. The clouds were spectacular!
Then I biked over to Rock Harbor which is another beautiful place to visit any time of the year. Then on to the Cape Cod Rail Trail over the salt marshes and home. Who ever thought I could bike in shorts and a t-shirt at the end of October? I wasn’t going to miss this gorgeous day!
The views at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary are many and they are breathtaking. I took this photograph from the lookout on the Goose Pond Trail heading out toward the beach. You can see Tri-Island in the distance on the right which is also a fun hike. You may be treated to many shorebirds feeding in the marshes.
In the far distance you can see the white beaches of Wellfleet and Jeremy Point. It doesn’t get much prettier!
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is one of my favorites places to hike. There are so many different interesting trails. This one is the Silver Spring Trail which meanders along Silver Spring and then across a bridge and along the opposite side.
You can see fall beginning as the leaves are starting to turn such pretty colors along the trails.
I love this tree that arches over the trail…
The waves were up with the remnants of Hurricanes Jose, so the surfers were in their glory. This surfer was strutting his stuff at Coast Guard Beach and had everyone watching.
Notice how he starts facing frontward and then turns around so he is surfing backwards. Pretty cool!