Grace's Mosaic Moments

Sunday, August 18, 2013


We enjoyed Cape Cod so much in 2012, all eight of us went back again this year. 

The big moment - crossing the Cape Cod canal via bridge built in 1933

My son David mounting a kite while the rest of the family takes it easy

The tide goes out nearly a mile at Skaket Beach - this taken from only part-way out
"The Look" - one of the less blissful moments at our Father's Day dinner
After 5 or 6 tries - Hailey still has that lingering "look"

Susie's smartphone literally hit the pavement in Boston, and we didn't get a replacement until just before Father's Day dinner in Hyannis. The following morning I got my camera back and set out to record the Cape I recalled from all my many visits in the past - and living in Wellfleet when I was four.

Orleans Town Cove

Wild rose at the edge of Orleans Town Cove

Rock Harbor, Orleans

Nauset Light - a functioning lighthouse in Eastham

Roses were coming into bloom all over the Cape

A small portion of the decor in the restaurant beloved by Orleans locals

On the way to the dock, Provincetown

Shop Therapy, Provincetown

Flowers everywhere in Provincetown
Continuing a 3-generation family tradition (now illegal)

When we lived in Wellfleet many years ago, my father would stand on the "backshore" (Atlantic), point straight out, and say: "There's nothing but ocean between here and Spain." 

Lieutenant's Island is separated from the mainland by a salt marsh at least as long as a football field. Until fairly recently there was a wonderful old rickety bridge that spanned the entire marsh. I tried it once, a heart-stopping experience. But when we went back this year, the old bridge had clearly bit the dust, to be replaced by nothing more than the sturdy structure seen above, which crosses the marsh's main tidal channel. If you take a good look at the road, you will see that it shows signs of being covered by water at each high tide - we see not only puddles but a beat-up road that looks as if it floods twice a day! Clearly, residents of the island had to give up convenience in order to build a replacement bridge they could afford.

Uncle Tim's Bridge, Wellfleet - right out of my childhood (for walkers only)

Fiddler crabs in salt marsh near Uncle Tim's Bridge
Typical Cape Cod fence in June

On the night before we left the Cape, David & Becka got engaged

And a fond farewell to one of my most favorite places on earth.
Hope we make it back next year.

Thanks for stopping by.


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