“First Encounter Beach is a place with historic significance in Eastham on Cape Cod. It was so named because it is the site of the first encounter between Native Americans and the Pilgrims prior to their settling in Plymouth. A tablet on the knoll at the north end of First Encounter Beach marks the location of this first encounter between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans on December 8, 1620.”
Pretty cool history, don’t you think?
I loved this view of the flats of Cape Cod Bay from First Encounter Beach. It looks like you can walk out for miles. Such pretty colors, don’t you think?
The past few days have been so windy and the tides have been so high that is just perfect for the kite-surfers to “surf” in the salt marsh. (Click on blog link to see other photo way high in the sky!)
We took a ride to First Encounter Beach and parked in the back, facing the flooded salt marsh, so we could watch these amazing kite-surfers do their thing. Incredible, don’t you think? Look at that guy way up there above the trees!
I looked out across the salt marsh and saw about 20-25 kite-surfers in the distance. They were kite-surfing off of First Encounter Beach, a favorite place to start from. It looks like they are mostly on the salt marsh.
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this many at one time. Pretty cool, huh?
First Encounter Beach is a great place to take a walk at low tide. It seems like you can walk for miles, in any direction. The colors on the horizon in the afternoon were so pretty looking west.
What do you think?
We’ve noticed a lot of trucks bringing truckloads of huge boulders to First Encounter Beach in the past few weeks, so we thought we’d go investigate. They must be getting ready for the winter storms and the high tides. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
You can see in the first photograph where the dunes are being washed away and where the rocks are being placed to help delay the erosion. What an effort!
The 2nd photograph shows a few of the houses and just how close they are to the edge of the dunes. I sure hope those boulders hold up to Mother Nature. You look at those houses and think… What an incredible view!