Friday, August 30, 2013

Cape Cod to Maine

One of the things we wanted to be able to do with Lady Blue was visit Herring Cove Beach at the very end of Cape Cod.  It just happened to work out after a quick trip to the grocery store in Ptown.

Our senior America the Beautiful Pass gets us in to the beach for free.

There are spots open right on the beach!  We just back in and we have a perfect spot!

The view from inside is wonderful, but it's even nicer outside.  You can watch the Boston boats come in to harbor and leave or watch the whale watch boats head out to the viewing areas. 

This is also a good head out spot for biking the Provincelands bike trails right out of the Herring Cove parking lot or head into provincetown.

Also, a perfect spot for sunsets over the water---often accompanied by cheers and applause from other beachgoers.

The beach is narrow at high tide, but note this is the clearest water for swimming---also usually a bit on the chilly side.

That is Race Point Lighthouse in the distance.  A long, but doable walk.

For families , you need to know that the water gets deep very quickly.

Jan's summer angel helps to watch the sailboats.

Heading back off Cape, we wanted to look at Scusset Beach State Reservation.  It is a state park just over the Sagamore Bridge but away from all the busy sections.

It was much nicer than expected, being right on the Cape Cod Canal Bike Path and very, very close to the Scusset Beach swimming area. 

Also, the state park is about one third the price or less of the private Cape Cod Campgrounds.

The Canal bike trail is 7 miles long in each direction and will take you from the north entrance at Cape Cod Bay south to the railroad bridge in Bourne near the Mass Maritime Academy.

This is the railroad bridge , just south of the Bourne Bridge.  Love the extra designs done in the 1930's.

Along the way , you will likely see large barge traffic, many boats of all designs and sizes, and other bicyclists and fishermen.

I had to snap this picture quickly.  The fisherman had caught a striped bass that was too small for keeping. He quickly reeled in his line and released this bass for another day.

For family and friends, this is a view from the campground across to the Coast Guard Station, Seafood Sam's Restaurant?, and the marina is to the right.

Jan's grandmother and grandfather lived to the right and back about a half a mile.  That would be our kid's great grandparents and Emilie, Madison, and Lucas's great, great grandparents. 

Emilie was a baby, but I'm sure she has seen the picture taken with GG (great, great grandmother Marion Pope) when GG was 103 years old.

It's great that Lady Blue fits so nicely into the yards of friends and family. 

Next stop is at Alison's and Keith's in Maine.

It's so nice to see family. 

Such a nice smile Alison!  You too, Jan and Nikko!

Alison and husband Keith are putting finishing touches on an old , just about abandoned Victorian house. 

This is just the outside with all brand new windows and siding and paint.

The inside required much more and looks absolutely fabulous.

Keith is all smiles at his control table.

Great work Keith!

Alison loves being in her kitchen.

When is breakfast Alison?

Homemade breakfast with homemade maple syrup!

We'll be back!

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