It was so nice out yesterday, I decided to go by a beach after I ran my errands. This is called Bass Hole, or Gray's Beach on the north side of Cape Cod on the bay.
There is a small beach, walking trails, a boardwalk and great views of Cape Cod Bay on a clear day. Here's the boardwalk. It is one of the best spots to watch the sunset on a summer evening.
This is an osprey nest out on the marsh. They have not returned yet. Ospreys have an incredible sense of place. The pair winter separately but fly as much as 3,000 miles and arrive within a week of each other on Cape (between 3/15 and 21). This nesting pair have been dubbed Oliver and Olivia.
The water is pristine. In the warmer weather it teems with little fish and crabs - fun to watch.
This view is looking over to the next town of Dennis toward Chapin Beach. In the summer people can bring their vehicles here and the tide goes w-a-y out. I, personally, could do without the vehicles. The sand is very light, almost white.
This is the water at the end of the boardwalk. The two dark things underwater are old pilings. The original baordwalk went out further but was destroyed in a 1992 hurricane. In the summer kids catch crabs with chicken legs here.
This is a view across Cape Cod Bay. The tiny white cliff in the distance is Plymouth, where the Pilgrims began their colony.
This is looking back toward the little beach and Chase Garden Creek. Even a thing of beauty can be treacherous. More than a few wading fisherman have drowned here on the incoming tide, as the current is extremely strong and fast.
Last picture of Bass Hole. In the summer, at low tide, people picnic on the many sandbars that appear. They paddle out in canoes with all their gear, kids, dogs, etc. But, they always time it to the tides.
Hope you enjoyed a little peek into one of my favorite places.