The small body of water that connects Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic Ocean and divides the beach with Nauset Beach on the south side and Coast Guard Beach on the north side is called Nauset Spit. It is not very wide, but wide enough for smaller boats to get through.
You can get to it by walking from Nauset Beach (a long walk) or Coast Guard Beach (a not as long walk). I took this photograph from the Coast Guard Beach side. Beautiful, don’t you think?
I love it when my son comes to visit from California for the holidays. It’s so much fun trying to fit everything in that you want to do. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
One of our annual outings is a long walk, or several long walks, on the beach. However when we got up yesterday the forecast was for temps in the low 20s with 35-45 mph winds. Not a good day for a walk on the beach.
So, we braved the cold and the wind for about 5 minutes and ran down to the beach to get a selfie on Nauset Beach. Such a pretty day… but oh, so cold! Look at that wind chill! Brrrr.
When you look at the views on Nauset Beach, they are so different looking north and looking south. This photograph, looking south toward Chatham, was a cloudy day but you could see the the sun peeking out from just above the horizon.
Pretty don’t you think?
I told Phil that I was going to take a walk down Nauset Beach to see if I could find the ship that was starting to come up a couple of weeks ago. (Click on blog link to see other photo.) It had gone down in a storm a long, long time ago. No one was sure which ship it was but you could see a bit of the hull sticking out of the sand.
The only bit of info I got about its location was that it was on the beach toward Chatham. It was a gorgeous day, in the 50s and sunny. You didn’t even need a winter jacket. Of course I had my winter parks, hat and mittens… just in case! Ha!
I walked and walked for 2 miles and couldn’t find a thing! Did I not walk far enough? Was the tide not low enough? Oh well… I was pretty far down the beach with no one in sight so I decided it was time to head back to the car.
I turned around and took this photo to send to Phil with the caption, “I can’t see anything!” He wrote back, “I see something. Your shadow!” 🙂
This was such a gorgeous day at Nauset Beach, part of the National Seashore. The clouds were beautiful and the waves were just spectacular!
I couldn’t resist this photograph. What do you think?
So simple, yet so beautiful…. the dunes at Nauset Beach.
What do you think?