Monday, June 20, 2011

The view from Cape Cod Light

This weekend we were able to get out for a brief camping trip at the Adventure Bound campground in Truro. The weather forecast wasn't good, but the forecasts for the Cape are nearly always wrong, so we took a chance. We were rewarded for our boldness with a lovely weekend. The campground was perfect, the weather was perfect - a great weekend trip.
Our main focus was to check out a few of the Cape Cod National Seashore beaches on the Outer Cape.  We visited Coast Guard Beach at two different access points, and Head of the Meadow Beach. Not only did we get to hang out on a beautiful  beach but we also got to see seals swimming by!  We also walked around a small part of Wellfleet. Like everything else on The Cape, we got just enough exposure to know that these are places we will return to and did not see nearly as much as we had hoped. The area is just full of interesting things to see and do. Monday while Shana was at work I also checked out a couple of trails at the Cape Cod National Sea Shore Visitor Center (which is quite a nice facility). This is a relatively new national park (1961), beautifully maintained and well used.  It's a real gem. I was able to enjoy if for virtually free because this is the year I got my senior pass. For a one time fee of $10.00 I, and anyone in my car, can get into any of the national parks for free - for life!!  It has already paid for itself.

Shana and I climbed to the top of the Cape Cod (aka Highland) Light, which in addition to the lovely ocean views also looks over the oldest golf course in the nation.  Due to erosion the light is no longer where it used to be - part of the lighthouse tour is a film about moving the lighthouse. Very interesting. Now we want to be sure to see all of the Cape Cod lighthouses. 

1 comment:

Xtreme English said...

LOVE the photo from the Cape Cod light! Your landscape out there is fabulous...