Looking due South, south, south-east, you can make out either the Grey Lady or the Lady Martha–the high speed ferries that take you over to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. On this fourth day of June on Cape Cod, it is raining and thus, not a “good beach day”. However, these are the kind of days I love as you casually walk the beach with no one but you and the Seagull, Osprey and Marsh Hawk, not to mention the Terns, Piping Plovers and Great Blue Herons who might be wandering about. That is one of the greatest aspects of winter on the Cape, it’s just you and nature, preserved in a timeless bliss that cannot be described in words. This year the Federal Government has opened up the National Parks, free of charge, for three week ends this summer. One of those parks is the Cape Cod National Seashore. Located a little north of Chatham, on the eastern side of the sand bar that defines Cape Cod, is a road that leads one to a sanctuary like no other–the park offers sand that drifts across a path called Route 6, leading you to the Nausett Lighthouse and beyond to the dunes that have been preserved from mankind’s “improvement”, thankfully reflecting the power of Mother Nature, when the last Great Ice Age over 11,500 years ago receded, and carved out this little hamlet called “Cape Cod”. Enjoy your Thursday. Peace M
June 4, 2009
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