Saturday, July 22, 2017

Glimpses of Cape Cod

     I got a new camera for my birthday, a Canon SX730, and so I've been taking some pictures here on Cape Cod. This first one represents two favorite activities on the Cape -- boating and relaxing.


     Sometimes it's a little misty by the seashore, especially in the morning. This is a bed-and-breakfast located a block or so form Nantucket Sound.


     And then down on the beach . . .


     There are some pretty impressive homes on the waterfront. I think this one is owned by someone from the Boston Red Sox.
 

     But not all homes on the Cape are so grand. This one is certainly nice enough, but a little more down-to-earth.


     Here we are, back in town. Bonatt's is the local bakery that offers the Meltaway, its signature pastry with a nutmeg glaze.
    

     Down the street is the locally famous Sundae School ice cream shop . . .


     Last night we went to see the Cotuit Kettleers play the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod baseball league. The players are top college prospects from all around the country, testing out the competition for moving up to professional baseball. Cotuit beat Chatham handily, 12-3, and has three players (one from Duke, one from UCLA, one from Wright State) going to the all-star game this weekend.
    

     I don't think there's any baseball team named after lobsters. But they certainly make their presence known throughout Cape Cod. I had a lobster roll for dinner the other night. Here's a lobster on the front of a house ...


     Meanwhile, I told you about the guide to Naval signal flags that's posted on the wall here at the house we're renting. So, can you figure out what this sign says?


      Here's a clue:



14 comments:

Tabor said...

What a lovely respite from the hot summer. I am so envious.

Stephen Hayes said...

It's hot hear in Portland so your misty weather looks refreshing.

Olga Hebert said...

You are putting the new camera to work. I would love to get to Cape Cod again.

DJan said...

Very nice camera shots. Are you happy with it? I am grateful that you told me what that sign says, I would have spent way too long trying to figure it out. :-)

Tom Sightings said...

Thanks, Delta Juliett Alfa November.

Gabbygeezer said...

Nice pics of an interesting place. We really miss east coast lobster rolls since our son moved from Connecticut and visits to his home in Mystic ended. We have a college league baseball team--the Kalamazoo Growlers--nearby and have started taking in games. Good fun.

Still the Lucky Few said...

We go to Nova Scotia, Canada occasionally, where my husband was born. He developed a taste for lobster rolls, and seems to eat nothing else while we are there. Last trip, even MacDonald's was selling them—he said they were top quality!

gigihawaii said...

I have never been to Cape Cod, but fog at the beach is not something you will see over here in Hawaii.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I love the boat and hammock pic. The lobster flag amused me. I do eat an occasional lobster when away ti the keys off Cuba. We have mists like that on many of our thoudands of Ontario lakes. Cape Cod must be a lovely place to spend time.

Jono said...

You have just shown how much nicer a camera is than a cell phone.

joared said...

Foggy mornings probably aren't welcome at the beach, but they can be a pleasant break from incessant sunshine, especially for some of us fair complected folks. Your ever so subtle clue helped me read the flags -- thanks!

Kevin said...

Tom - you might enjoy the most recent book from Cape Cod naturalist Robert Finch: The Outer Beach, a lyric report of his fifty years patrolling the beach from Monomoy to Race Point.

Anonymous said...

It is hot as can be in the Vancouver Washington area, the eclipse coming on august 21, 2017 has made people batyouknow what crazy! We have gone to the Oregon coast and the people are going nuts over it and they are not in the totality of the viewing area more in Madras Oregon than at the shore in Oregon..but many are capitalized on it..We love the Washington coastline it is always cool actually cloudy and raining and we like the craggy and misty feel of it..Yes there is a casino or two but we never partake, we are fish and clam lovers so we frequent tiny restaurants for a feast or two of clams and fish from the sea..Our only lives in NYC she get to Cape Cod to relax and enjoy herself, she states it is lovely in the fall and always picks up her dad great shirts and me cooking essentials in neat places in Cape Cod she goes in the winter time and enjoys herself!!!!!

phann son said...


Very nice camera shots. Are you happy with it? I am grateful that you told me what that sign says, I would have spent way too long trying to figure it out. :-)



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