This is such a pretty view looking across Nauset Marsh out toward Coast Guard Beach. And this Seagull just happened to be perched on this rock which made it even better.
I loved the colors. What do you think? The water is so still…
We were so surprised to see so many seals still swimming around at Coast Guard Beach the other day. They were pretty close to shore. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
It was low tide so we walked down the beach to Nauset Spit where we saw a huge sandbar covered with hundreds of seals. And were they making a racket! You could hear them from far away!
Phil and I were taking a walk on Coast Guard Beach the other day when we saw some little birds scurrying about in the and. At first we thought they were some late Piping Plovers, but the coloring wasn’t right. As we got closer, we realized that they were Sanderlings. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
“The first photo shows a Sanderling in winter plumage, the second photo shows a Sanderling molting out of its colorful breeding plumage.”
Thank you, Stephanie (Executive Director at Wild Care Cape Cod) for your expertise and knowledge of these wonderful little birds!
The coastline is ever-changing on Cape Cod as the tides go in and out and the storms come and go. I thought these ripples in the sand were really interesting on Coast Guard Beach at low tide.
What do you think?
The past 3 days have all been vying for the best “Top Ten Day” here on Cape Cod. The weather has been exquisite with temps in the low 70s, sunny and a slight breeze. Who thought you could still be walking barefoot on the beach in shorts and a t-shirt?
Yesterday was one of those “pinch me” days. It doesn’t get much prettier. What do you think? Look at those clouds…
Yesterday was one of those “10 best days” here on Cape Cod. It was gorgeous… sunny and warm with a light breeze. You could still wear shorts and a t-shirt! It was the perfect day for a morning walk on Coast Guard Beach. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
We were so surprised when we walked by the old path that led down to the beach. The path was so unpredictable at the beginning of the summer with no access at high tide that the national seashore decided to move the path down toward Nauset Light Beach where it is much more level and safe.
The first photo shows where the old path entered the beach. It is easily 8-10 feet higher than it was a couple of weeks ago. The 2nd photo shows the dune next to the path. It got really hammered last week with the high tides and high winds. Wow!