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The Dunes Are Huge At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod!

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The dunes look huge on Coast Guard Beach, eaten away by the virulent winter storms the past few years. Phil took this photograph of me a few days ago. At first I thought… wow!

And then I looked back at a similar photograph that he took last year about this time and the dunes don’t look as bad as we thought… maybe a bit higher.  Hopefully the spring and summer will bring back that much needed sand again.

The Surf Was Up At Nauset Light Beach On Cape Cod!

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The waves were perfect for surfing at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham and the surfers were out trying to catch that “perfect wave.”

It was great fun watching them all, especially on a cold, windy day in the middle of winter. Dedication!

Happy Valentine’s Day From Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod!

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I decided to make a Cape Cod Valentine’s Day Card for my friends and family who love Cape Cod.  Of course the day I decided to make it was about 20 degrees with 20 mph winds. It was freezing, but I was determined.

I drove down to Coast Guard Beach in the morning when the tide was starting to come in. I found a short stick and made a heart, only to realize that my footprints were in the photograph. So, I found  a longer stick. I was all set! Now to figure out how to draw the heart, take the photograph and get out of the way before the wave came in….hmmm.

I made the heart. It looked good. I got my camera out and took a photograph as the wave started to come in. It looked good. But in all my excitement, my feet got stuck in the sand as the water came in and I fell down on my knees. Whoops! It sure was cold but I think I got a great Valentine’s Day photo for my Valentine’s Day Card.

Wishing a Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and especially everyone who loves Cape Cod!

Facing South On Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod.

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I posted 2 photographs yesterday of the gorgeous clouds on Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore. No matter which way you looked the clouds were amazing.

I turned around facing the opposite direction, looking toward Nauset Spit, and this is what I saw. Beautiful, don’t you think?

Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod In Horizontal or Vertical?

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With temperatures in the mid 60s the other day, Coast Guard Beach on the National Seashore was the perfect place to take a walk. It felt like mid-May. Unbelievable!

The clouds were spectacular! I took a horizontal and thought was pretty special. And then I took a vertical. Wow! I can’t decide which one I like better. What do you think?

New Sand At Nauset Beach On Cape Cod.

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When we took a ride to Nauset Beach last week, we were surprised to see how much work was being done to the parking lot and the sand dunes. They have brought in huge amounts of sand to build up the dunes. (There are additional photographs at the end of the blog.)

They have also taken some of the parking lot away to make room for the extra sand as the ocean keeps moving inward.

The first photograph is of the restrooms. You can see there is only a small strip of sand dune between the building and the beach. The ocean looks mighty close. In the next 2 photographs you can see where the parking lot has been dug out and sand piled on. It is an amazing work in progress.

We’ll  keep you posted as they work on ever popular Nauset Beach before the summer. Amazing, don’t you think?