Walking, Running, Strolling, Listening, Watching and NOT Swimming with the Sharks

We had a wonderful time at our stay in Cape Cod.   Each morning we would head down to the beach.  The first thing we would check is the Lifeguard flag.

 

 

The lifeguard told us that between 6 and 20 great White Sharks pass by the beach each day!  Every day we saw spotter planes flying overhead.  When we saw them circling, the ‘tagging’ boats would head that way and everyone was called out of the water.  You can see in this picture how close to shore they were.

This is what the sharks are chasing:  seals.

These guys are ‘tagging’ the sharks.

The beaches got quite crowded and even the gulls were watching!

 

On top of many of the houses, including the one we rented, are “widow’s walks”.  The view from ours was great.

On my walks/runs I saw this adorable garden shed:

We also went to some great breakfast restaurants and of course some shopping occurred.

 

The bay near Chatham.

 

While resting, we saw ourselves in the mirror of a shop across the street!

 

On Friday we headed to Provincetown, which is at the very end of the Cape and full of interesting sights.

 

We then headed to Chatham for the ‘Friday Night Band Concert’.  This is every Friday night and we estimated a thousand people attended.  Early in the day, places are saved.

 

The weather was perfect and the park was filled with all ages.

Everyone was invited down to the bandstand to march around it, play the Hokey-Pokey and sing “B-I-N-G-O”.  One of the band members was 96 years old and played Somewhere Over The Rainbow beautifully.

This little guy had a great time.

 

There still IS small town America.

 

While I’ve been gone, little Finn has been smiling.  A lot.

 

One step at a time,

 

Anne

 

 

 

Catching up mid-week on the Cape

Well it’s mid-week catch up time.  We are having a wonderful time.  Lots of good conversations and laughter and. of course,  good food.

We drove over to Chatham one morning for breakfast because when I was here with my sisters last year, we fell in love with The Captain’s Table.  Guess what sis’s?  It’s still just as yummy.  I also took a picture of the tiny road that led to the house we rented. 

We also went to the town of Falmouth to walk around.  So cute.  This is what a typical town in Cape Cod looks like. 

Quaint little shops and restaurants and lots of trees and beautiful flowers.  And apparently, now that I look at this picture…… lots of summertime traffic!

 

To remind me of home, we found this lone turkey holding a parking spot for someone.

I found some appropriate signs.

Lunch was at a french bakery.

 

My sister-in-law and I sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed our sandwiches.

Lots of beach time.   Can you ever get enough?

 

Tonight we had an unbelievable dinner cooked for us by my S-I-L Claire and her boyfriend Mike.  It was almost too pretty to eat. 

But I managed.   🙂

I did fit in one short 2-mile run the other day and it felt ok.  So maybe again tomorrow.   Heading for the beach in the morning and then some more sightseeing further out on the cape.

I have been sneaking in episodes of my Netflix show ‘The Killing’ each night on my laptop.  I’m trying not to wake Patient Husband so I’ve been using the subtitles but tonight I have gotten out my earphones.    I can’t stop watching it!

 

Me:     “I’m Exhausted”

Also Me:  “Just one more episode”..

               I swear it’s the last one…….

Hope you are all having a great week.

 

One step at a time,

 

Anne