We’ve had some really pretty sunsets here on Cape Cod, especially this one over the salt marsh looking out toward Cape Cod Bay.
I love the low lying clouds on the horizon. What do you think?
I looked out the living room window and saw that it was going to be a spectacular sunset. I jumped in the car and was headed over to Boat Meadow Beach to watch the sunset over Cape Cod Bay. However, as I crossed the salt marsh I saw this unbelievable view and thought, “It doesn’t get much prettier than this!”
Those pink cloud formations were just amazing! What do you think?
A few years ago, the National Park Service installed a moveable bridge by the salt pond near the Visitors Center in Eastham. It goes up and down with the tide and you can usually get across, unless the tide is extremely high.
You can see how high the tide was the amount of grass that washed up by the bridge. That is where the trail usually is. It is best to hike this trail closer to low tide or mid-tide. If the tide gets really high, the trail gets very muddy and washed out in some places.
It is one of our favorite hikes as it is so diverse… along the edge of the salt pond, across another bridge over the salt marsh, up to an overlook where you can see Nauset Marsh out to Coast Guard Beach, through the woods and then back on another bridge over a little pond in the woods. Each part is so pretty.
Have you ever hiked this trail?
This Great Blue Heron was so focused, looking for lunch on the salt marsh. At high tide, the salt marsh tributaries get fairly wide and deep, but at low tide as it was then, it looks like he is fishing in the tall grass.
Beautiful bird, don’t you think?