Back to the warmth of Los Angeles. I’ve had a great time seeing friends and celebrating, but back to reality I go. This trip was very easy (nice not navigating with giant luggage) and made me see how doable a three day trip to NYC can be. Hopefully that means this can happen more often. Happy MLK day!
Over the holiday’s I was on the East Coast visiting with friends and family and doing my best to stay warm. A couple days after Christmas I drove from Connecticut to spend the next week with my family in Cape Cod.
The above photo was taken mid route between Providence and Cape Cod (at Fall River). Don’t worry, I was in the passenger seat.
This photo was taken going over the Bourne Bridge at Sunset. The drive out to Cape Cod is very beautiful.
There’s really nothing like an East Coast Christmas. Cape Cod is such a beautiful place, even in the (extreme) cold.
The above four photos were taken at Harding Beach in Chatham. It was a very cold and windy beach walk, but it makes for a fun adventure.
The above four photos were taken at the Chatham Fish Pier, which is a great seal/shark lookout place in the summer and is also next to a tasty fish market. It’s a fun place to go and watch the fishing boats come in with their daily take. The fish attract the seals, and the seals attract the sharks.. circle of life.
The above two photos are from Chatham Lighthouse and the beach accompanying it.
The last stop at sunset was Cold Storage Beach in Dennis. If it weren’t so frigid and windy, this is a great walking beach to explore in the summer time. You can see these beach photos have WAY less snow, since this is the bay-side.
Every year people flock to Cape Cod in the summer time, and yet everything shuts down in the winter. I find the quite and stillness mixed with the snowy landscape just so beautiful in winter. If you have the chance to experience Cape Cod in the winter, it’s worth your time.
One of the first places we explored during our time in Cape Cod (Dec 28- Jan 2) was Nauset Marsh in Eastham, MA. It was a beautiful day but extremely cold and breezy (a rough combo for a California girl like me).
I was a trooper with my many layers of sweaters and jackets. We followed the trails which in the summertime makes a great bike path. It takes you though the woods (ultimately leading to a visitors center) and along the marsh. It’s fun doing in the winter time because the colors are so unique. The yellows, golds, muted browns and deep reds make for some fun photography, especially compared to the bright colorful photos I’m used to taking in LA.
The photo below was taken from the parking lot of Coast Guard Beach, which is where you would park to explore the bike path and trails along Nauset Marsh. This is a great place to take someone who has trouble walking (maybe a 93 year old Grandma perhaps?). They have several benches along the parking lot, so even sitting you can enjoy a great view and gorgeous sunset.
After the sun began to set and our exploration time was nearing an end, we continued on to Nauset Light (see the picture below). It was only a quick drive-by, but you might as well if you made it all the way out to Nauset Marsh.
Just around the corner from Nauset Light are three lighthouses called The Three Sisters. Stop and take a peek as you’re leaving Nauset Light. Click the link to learn the history of these three lighthouses (all missing their top lights).