Three Views of Cape Cod

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Good morning, it is a chilly 17 degrees but the snow stopped in time for our first in the nation presidential primary.  I was lucky enough to see a few of the candidates in town meetings and rallies.

Today’s post features three ecosystems in Cape Cod.

Cliff Pond by John Poltrack on
Tree by Cliff Pond at Nickerson State Park


Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon Sanctuary in Wellfleet, MA


5 AM by John Poltrack on
Morning at Coast Guard Beach


Cape Cod is for the birds

Just before the sun rises, there is a flurry of activity along the beach in Cape Cod. Terns diving for fish, Gulls in flight, sand pipers running along the sand flats. Great time for bird lovers.
These birds are always on the move

This was something that I hadn’t seen before. What appears to be bird dwellings along the eroded shore behind the beach.  I waited patiently to see if any birds would appear, but no sign of life.

Deep in the catalog – August 18, 2006

2707 days ago

Morning walk along Coast Guard Beach. I spotted this sand castle that apparently had been built the day before

Pentax Optio W10 (waterproof for while)
1/80 sec – f/6.6

A waterproof camera which didn’t last very long.  The menus disappeared and the water seal failed.
Currently I own a waterproof Olympus TG-2 which is a wonderful camera and superior in every way.

Deep in the catalog – Coast Guard Beach, off season

Deep in the catalog – 3560 days ago

We awoke today to a balmy minus two degrees temperature reading (-18 Celsius), an event that makes me think of warmer days in the sun at the beach.

One of my favorite beaches is Coast Guard Beach, located on the National Seashore on Cape Cod. I have many photos of it in August and July at the height of the vacation season, but not many off season. We spent a weekend in March of 2004 for my wife’s birthday. It was cold that weekend, but it wasn’t -2.

In the summer the shuttle buses would be stopping here

At least the snow was off most of the sand

Coast Guard house, a great photo subject

Almost monochrome in a appearance, the Atlantic ocean

All photos March 3, 2004
Canon PowerShot A80 (Point and Shoot)