I am truly excited to share that we are the proud owners of a little slice of Cape Cod, Massachusetts! We’ve been talking about buying a second home on the Cape for a couple of years and over the last several months we have been spending quite a bit of time and energy exploring the Cape and narrowing down the area in which we’d like to spend our time. We decided on Orleans, which is just slightly above the “elbow” of the Cape. Orleans boasts beaches on both sides, Cape Cod Bay to the west and Nauset Beach, which is part of the National Seashore, to the east. This area is smack in the middle of an awesome rail-trail bike path, is something of a hub for restaurants and stores, and doesn’t close down in the off season. WIN! WIN! WIN!
Our little slice of paradise is in a lovely, peaceful neighborhood in East Orleans. It is a half mile walk to a private area of Nauset Beach and to a town landing for kayaking in the gorgeous inlets that lead to Pleasant Bay in Chatham. Nauset Beach is what I called the “Big Wave Beach” as a kid. We often see surfers at this beach and my whole family (other than myself) has tried their hand at boogie boarding, which apparently is harder than it looks. I will wait until the water temperature is above seventy degrees before giving it a shot.
Here is our new place…
The walk to the beach and the town landing couldn’t be more pleasant (except for when the deer flies are out).
This is some of what we see on our way to the beach…
Sadly, we won’t have a chance to go back until the end of the summer as our house is being rented for the next five weeks, but I guess that is a small price to pay for a little slice of heaven. Anyway, I hear that September is a wonderful time to be on the Cape, after all the crowds have left. Who knows… maybe by then the water will be warm enough for me to try boogie boarding.
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Until next time,
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