I was impressed that these three were out on the water at Coast Guard Beach surfing and paddle surfing. It was a cold day but they looked like they were having fun!
With all of the windy storms that we’ve had in the past few months, there are a lot of trees and branches strewn about at Fort Hill and everywhere. Someone decided to make some of the trees and branches and and vines into “tree art.” How clever!
It looks pretty cool, don’t you think? And then we started wondering… I hope the vines that they used to tie them together are not Poison Ivy vines!
This swamp is the reason that there are boardwalks on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill. As you can see, there is plenty of swamp!
Such a fun hike for the whole family!
Liam’s at Nauset Beach, a popular summer clam shack known for its “world famous onion rings” will be demolished this week after the Nor’easter last weekend. The storm decimated the dune in front of Liam’s and now Liam’s on the verge of falling into the ocean.
Liam’s at Nauset Beach has been a popular summer restaurant for 63 years, originally known as Philbrick’s Snack Shack. Jon Ohman took it over in 1990 and renamed it Liam’s.
Back in 1954, more than 250 feet of sand and beach grass separated the shack from the ocean. Erosion usually takes about 12 feet per year but two powerful storms in the past two months have swallowed up more than 60 feet of the protective buffer.
There have been so many people stopping by Liam’s and Nauset Beach, almost as if it were “calling hours” to say their last goodbyes. So sad. The storm last weekend has taken 2 icons in the area…. the majestic tree at Fort Hill and now Liam’s at Nauset Beach.
As Jon said to us yesterday, “It is truly a day that we can be in awe of nature.”
It was a beautiful day for a hike at Fort Hill, one of our favorite places to hikes. I love to park in the lower parking lot and take the Red Maple Swamp Trail through the swamp on the boardwalk to Hemenway Landing. From there you can hike up to Carving Rock and along Nauset Marsh and up to the overlook.
It doesn’t get much prettier!
The Pamet Trails in Truro in Cape Cod are some of the prettiest around. They take you from the pine forests, to the scrubby shrubs, to the sand dunes. They are all clearly marked and kept up well.
Most of the trails are gravel or sand and and many are covered with pine needles. Soft, soft, soft…
And so beautiful.