I love this part of the hiking trail at Fort Hill that overlooks Nauset Marsh with Coast Guard Station in the distance. I always wonder why the rocks are lined up by the shore, Usually there is a Seagull sitting atop one of them.
Pretty, don’t you think?
I was so surprised to see all of the destruction from the storm with high winds at Wiley Park. There were so many trees that had come down, either broken off half way up or totally uprooted and on its side. It was unbelievable.
These are just 2 of the many devastated trees along one of the trails, one broken off half way down and the other leaning over the trail. The numbers of trees that have been destroyed this past winter is just unbelievable. We have never seen anything like it!
This was such a cute photograph of this seagull perched on top of the Trail Guide box at Fort Hill Trail Guide box, looking like he’s waiting for a client to come by so he can guide the hike. The colors in the sky were just spectacular!
So cute, don’t you think?
It was a treat to see this glacial rock again at Fort Hill that is usually hidden by the tall cattails and long grasses on the salt marsh. The assortment of winter storms in the past couple of weeks has washed away much of the sea grass from the salt marshes and leveled the cattails.
I remember years ago we used to walk out to this rock and have a picnic on top. I’m sure we’ll walk out there again, but not sure we’ll have the picnic on top. It is about 8′ high. The bench at the overview looks much more appealing! 🙂
The walk from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach is just spectacular! You hike through the woods along a handicapped accessible trail, along the salt marsh, across this gorgeous boardwalk over the salt marsh and then through the woods to Coast Guard Beach, one of the prettiest beaches on Cape Cod.
This was the first time that we walked over the bridge and there was water on both sides because of the high, high tide. Usually there is just a little creek running through the salt marsh from Nauset Marsh.
It doesn’t get much prettier! What do you think?
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!