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First Encounter Beach On Cape Cod’s Welcoming Committee!

Whenever I ride my bike down to First Encounter Beach early in the morning, there is always a “Welcoming Committee” of Willetts ready to greet me. They are so many of them… on the First Encounter sign, on the fence, on the fence posts and on the top of the trees. They are all chatting away. There must be 15-20 of them all around. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

The Willett is a  wonderful sign of summer and such a beautiful and social bird!

And so nice to see first thing in the morning!

First Encounter Beach On Cape Cod.

“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?

Very Talented Kite-Surfers On The Salt Marsh On Cape Cod!

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!