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Cape Cod Day 5… P’town, the breakwater and the seashore.

 

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Provincetown is home to charming inns…

 

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Narrow streets…

 

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And lovely little homes whose lawns you could mow with a pair of scissors.

 

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I don’t want to say they’re too close together….

 

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But, yeah.

 

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They kind of are.

 

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All roads seemed to lead to the ocean…

 

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So we did as well.

 

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Which is where we found a breakwater… made of rocks!

 

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That I totally wanted to walk, even in the rain….

 

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To which the husband said not no…

 

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But Hell no.

 

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First Landing Park? You’re looking at it.

Sign… grass.

Duly noted and photographed.

 

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With the weather getting worse, we gave up….

 

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And drove back to the resort along the National Seashore.

 

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Which… in the rain, from the car,

 

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Looked like this.

 

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Oh well….

 

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At least we were safe from the sharks.

Cape Cod Day 4…. the Oak Bluffs Victorians.

 

Martha’s Vineyard is lovely.

 

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An oasis of windswept rugged shores…

 

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Small fishing communities…

 

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And marshlands.

But the sun was going down and there was still too much left to see! The husband told me we had enough daylight for one more site, so I knew it had to be Oak Bluffs.

 

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Everyone we spoke to recommended we go there and see the marvelous Victorians, so we did.

 

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Not really sure where we were going, or where they actually were, we found a narrow  street…

 

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And a few rows of small houses. Yes, they were cute…. but I figured that couldn’t be what all the fuss was about.

 

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And then we turned a corner.

 

 

And the houses got larger.

 

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And larger.

 

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And larger.

 

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And larger still.

 

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In a word?

 

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Stunning.

 

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One after another, lined up facing the ocean.

 

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It was quite impressive.

 

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Naturally, I’m hanging out the window like a crazed canine clicking away, taking pictures of as many as I can.

 

 

Pretty close.

Just imagine her holding an iPhone….

 

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I wanted to get out and walk but the husband was having none of it.

 

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Yes, the day was ending….

 

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But… but…

I know I didn’t photograph them all!

( It wasn’t until I returned home and did a little research that I realized we had missed the most famous part!   Next time. )

 

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Sun setting…

 

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We headed back to the ferry….

 

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And got ready to say goodbye to the beautiful Vineyard.

 

 

Cape Cod Day 2, a feel for the Cape…. and food.

 

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Leaving Hyannis, we headed out on Route 28 towards Dennisport.

 

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Past marshes…

 

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Windswept grasses…

 

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And homes that perch along the shores.

 

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With weathered shingles and wide porches to catch the breeze and the views.

 

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These are the homes I think of when I envision the Cape.

 

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Fabulous places built to withstand the elements.

 

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And windmills?

 

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No, not usually. But we saw quite a few of them.

 

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As well as homes with their very own lighthouses.

 

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Tell your mother in law her bedroom is up there and see how often she comes to visit.

 

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But enjoying the scenery is hard work, so…

 

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Lunch….

 

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At Clancy’s in Dennisport.

 

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Perched on the Swan River….

 

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We dined, and drank… with a view.

 

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And since cranberries rule in the Cape…

 

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I had the Cape Cod cranberry mule.

 

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Along with some rich creamy chowder…

 

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And a wonderful scallop roll I forgot to photograph until I had demolished it.

 

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I know.

 

 

But hey, I was hungry… be happy you got soup.

 

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And a picture of the pretty ladies room sinks…

 

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With free salt rub, that the bartender told us everyone steals. Bowl, saucer, spoon et al.

WTH ladies?

Share with your sisters.

 

 

Cape Cod, Day 2… JFK memorial park, the beach and some grazing geese.

 

Close to the harbor we found a nice beach…

 

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Framed by those lovely shingle sided homes that are so typically Cape Cod.

 

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And quintessentially coastal New England.

 

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I’ve always loved them.

 

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Up from the beach?

 

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Canada Geese, lined up like bowling pins.

 

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I love me some goosers!

 

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And behind the goosers?

 

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The JFK memorial.

 

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On this day, quiet…

 

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Reverential…

 

 

 

And filled with grazing geese.

 

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I imagine this park is packed during the summer….

 

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But happily we had it mostly to ourselves that day.

 

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Well, us….

 

 

 

And 17 adorable water fowl.

 

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