While the world is learning how to practice “social distancing,” we found a perfect way in nature. Yesterday we went for an early hike at Fort Hill in the morning. It was just beautiful with the Song Sparrows and Red-Winged Blackbirds singing away. We went home and packed a picnic lunch for our first picnic of the year, followed by a nice long hike to Coast Guard Beach. It was a gorgeous day. What a treat!
It is always refreshing to listen to nature… the birds singing, the animals in the brush, the wind in the tree, the waves… You feel good, just to be outside and breathe the fresh air.
It’s a wonderful way to “social distance” yourself and enjoy your time while doing it, especially at such a difficult time in the world.
Any day is a perfect day for a picnic on Cape Cod! Just find that perfect bench or picnic table and you’re all set! There certainly are enough to choose from… and the views are spectacular!
It was a glorious day to walk out to Nauset Spit on Cape Cod from Coast Guard Station. Nauset Spit is where Nauset Beach splits and lets the water into Nauset Marsh. It is ever changing with the changing of the beach sand.
The last time we had been there was about 10 years ago before we moved to Colorado. We had paddled our kayaks out through Nauset Marsh and had a picnic in that same spot. It was so much fun.
We are definitely looking forward to getting our kayaks out next summer and paddling out to Nauset Spit for a picnic. Can’t wait!
It was a gorgeous, warm day last weekend at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham on Cape Cod… a perfect day for a picnic and a walk on the beach.
We were so surprised to see so many paddleboard surfers out in the water. It almost looked like a summer day!
What a cool sight to see in the middle of winter!
This is one of our favorite picnic spots on the Cape. It doesn’t get much better with the water and beach. You can even see Jeremy Point in the far distance.
You can picnic in the car, on the bench, on the beach, or jump in your kayak and picnic along the shore. Just beautiful!
Doane Rock is a glacial rock located in Eastham, MA in Cape Cod National Seashore. It is the largest exposed boulder on Cape Cod. It stands 18 feet high and extends below the ground an estimated 12 feet.
This boulder is named after Deacon John Doane, one of Eastham’s original settlers. The rock was left by the glaciers (18,000-12,000 years ago) between the Salt Pond Visitors Center and Coast Guard Beach.
There are also lots of great picnic tables to enjoy that delicious outdoor lunch! This is one of my favorite picnic locations on Cape Cod, right next to Doane Rock.