Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cape Cod Weekend - Aug 7-9

Much of Holly's family was invited to an anniversary celebration in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, MA, on Saturday, so we drove out on Friday, along with the rest of the population of Boston. It was a long slow trip once we started getting closer, and we finally arrived late afternoon. After a trip to Nauset Beach on the Atlantic for some swimming, we headed out to dinner at the Orleans Inn, an old Victorian mansion in Orleans.

On Saturday, we drove around to see some things, or tried to, and got out for a short walk overlooking a bay and the ocean. The trip to the celebration in the afternoon was another struggle with traffic, but we had another good meal at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant in Wellfleet. We stopped to pick up some lobster rolls to eat later at the Friendly Fisherman in Eastham, a place we knew from previous trips. These were really good!

After dinner, we drove to Skaket Beach to catch a sunset over Cape Cod Bay. It was low tide, and there were lots of people out on the shoals that were above water.

We decided to get an early start for home on Sunday to beat the traffic, but stopped on the way to drive up Scargo Hill, near Dennis, to climb the small tower for a great view. The Sagamore Bridge was in the distance on the left, and Provincetown could be seen toward the right of the picture. Scargo Lake is directly below.

It was an easier drive home, though the traffic was still heavy, but at least it was moving. In the future, we'll try to avoid Cape Cod in season, or at the very least, travel on weekdays.

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