I had a great time on the boardwalk at Bass Hole this afternoon. A bit breezy but sunny, for the most part.
I could not let September come to an end without getting out one more time.
The beach was enormous tonight as the tide was at its lowest just before sunset.
Parking lots were full and scores of others arrived by bike or foot. Even still, there was a lot of room to roam, fly a kite, play, hang out, take photographs.
I was on Chatham Light Beach well before sunrise today. There was a cool breeze from the north and a gentle pastel glow along the horizon.
There was a thick cloud layer blocking the iconic capture of the sun popping above the water.
I headed towards Orleans and was fortunate enough to capture another Cape iconic image of the sun rising above a bay. This was taken south of the Pleasant Bay, Orleans.
Dozens of humans, two or three canines, and a few seals observed in silence this morning’s sunrise.
At midday today the tide was out and the stripes of sand and water leading out to the bay was striking. The ice in the foreground as well as the patches of grass broke up the pattern and kept the view from being dull.
After days of rain the sky cleared at least a little bit.
It was much cooler this morning than it has been in quite a while. About halfway through the walk the Northwest wind picked up and dropped some bay effect snow/sleet. It seemed like the moisture whipped up from about a half mile away didn’t have time to fully form as flakes and came down as ice. I thought it ironic that they looked very much like ice melt pellets.
The low lying vegetation on the edge of the forest seemed to hold up these wind formed frozen droplets like jewels for all to see.
It was a perfect evening to make several quick stops. And there was so much to see!
Below is a slideshow of a few pics from Lower Cape tonight.
I was able to make it back to Nauset Beach today. After a day or so of clouds and some rain the sky cleared. It was warm (45 F) and simply spectacular.
You can see my YouTube video from today Here.