Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Our first day of biking on Cape Cod (after a short ride the day before) was along the roads and bike path that follow the old Railroad Path, i.e. rails to trails. Since we got a late start ad were not as fast as the younger bikers I did not stop for photos, as much as I wanted.

That is except for this one time when the colors of the marsh beside the trail were irresistible.

We caught up with a lot of the group at the Salt Pond Visitor's Center  at Eastham, which had a short film (that we missed) and many displays and information about the ever changing Cape Cod National Seashore.

Before leaving I snapped this photo of Donna and Linda, new friends from North Carolina &
Rhode Island.

From there to went to see Nauset Light, no longer functioning, but immortalized on the Cape Cod Potato Chip bags.
Likewise, the "Three Sisters" no longer in service are on display a short distance from the beach.

The last stop before taking the van back to the Bradford Inn in Chatham was First Encounter Beach where history tells us the Pilgrims encountered the the first Native Indians on Dec 6th 1620. Though there was an exchange volley of bullets and arrows no one was hurt, but it prompted the Pilgrams to move on and set sail again, to land at Plymouth Harbor.
Before returning to Chatham there was a mandatory and wonderful stop at the "Sparrows Chocolate Shop" - a VERY SUCCESSFUL business and obviously an afternoon favorite of locals and visitors alike.

The next time we drove to Wood's Hole to board the ferry to Martha's Vineyard.  As we were leaving the dock I grabbed this shot of the water front.

It was very different than what awaited us on Martha's Vineyard where we landed.

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