Phil and I used to kayak to Monomoy Island from Stage Harbor in the early 2000s, before the Great Whites came. There were always lot of seals about but you never had to worry back then. Our favorite place to stop for a picnic lunch was on the inside of South Beach, a stretch of beach that was miles long extending from Chatham almost to Big Monomoy Island.
I was so surprised to see South beach a few days ago with signs that said, “Do not walk on sandbar.” This beautiful beach that was soooo long was now only a tiny little sandbar. The Atlantic Ocean had breached the beach and finally swallowed it all up, except for this little piece. Wow!
The kayaks are ready for their paddlers at Hemenway Landing on Cape Cod. They were so colorful, all lined up on the shore at Nauset Marsh. Perfect day for a paddle… and what a view!
Yesterday was a glorious day on Cape Cod with the temps in the low 70s. It was the beginning of the first really beautiful weekend all spring. The Kayayers and SUPs were taking advantage of this warm weather by paddling along the creek in the salt marsh. They looked like they were having a blast!
With so many people kayaking Nauset Marsh in the summer, a place was needed a place to store their kayaks. In years past, people would tie their kayaks or canoes up on the shore in the grass. This year they will be able to store them on these new racks that have been put in for their use.
You can see that already a few people havetaken advantage of the racks. I’m sure in the next few weeks we will see them full as we’ve already seen many kayakers out on the marsh already.
Yesterday was a gorgeous day here on Cape Cod with sunny skies and warm temps. These 2 kayakers were enjoying their paddle on the salt marsh, especially with the extreme high tide.
Looks inviting, huh?
When we bought our kayaks 24+ years ago, it was one of the best purchases we ever made. I don’t think there is anything prettier than being out on the water, especially at Nauset Marsh. (Click on blog link for route photo.)
I loved this photograph of paddling one of the inlets in the salt marsh. It was fun to put our route in our GPS and see how far we paddled, which was almost 8 miles. Wow! Have you ever paddled Nauset Marsh?