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Cape Cod Spring

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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.
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    Pretty pictures! And that's cool about the ospreys!
    1929 days ago
    We go yearly to Sandwich , MA. we keep a trailer there. the whole family uses it throughout the summer. thanks fo rhelping relive my summers. Chris
    1986 days ago
    Oh man, this makes my little pond look like a mud puddle! I would walk until I blew away at something like this! Just awesomeness!! This has to be very inspirational to you!
    2274 days ago
    what a treat to take this walk with you. I've never been to Cape Cod. I can certainly see what you love about it.

    Here's to many wonderful SPARKling days!!

    Thanks for sharing
    2287 days ago
    I love Photo blogs! Looks like a great place for a walk! Love the ocean air-nothing like it in my opinion! Glad to see you back and blogging! Have a great weekend!!! Keep walking! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2291 days ago
    Thank you for your photo tour! I have never been there, but now I can picture a few of the places you love!

    2294 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Wow. Thank you for sharing this quiet and lovely place -- and I know it is not so in the summer:)

    Best wishes on your journey to better health:)
    2294 days ago
    Thank you for posting such a lovely blog with beautiful pictures which made me dream of being there! emoticon
    2294 days ago
    Sounds like Oliver and Olivia are part Swallow with their March schedule! My experience with returning birds was on the other side of the country! What beautiful scenery you have for walking so nearby. I'm not so lucky, but I do love my area for other things. Glad you are back. I was wondering what had become of you! Welcome back!

    2294 days ago
    What beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. Looks like a very peaceful place now, but probably not during tourist season. Enjoy every minute of it. emoticon
    2294 days ago
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