Skaket Beach Tonight

I can’t seem to get enough of Skaket Beach this week.

At sunset tonight with a strong wind off the water the look and vibe of this fabulous place was strikingly different from two days ago.

 

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A Winter Morning Walk

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.DSCN2602DSCN2603DSCN2605021420 Morning Magic021420 Morning Moon

 

 

A Crisp Walk on the CCRT

It was cool and crisp on the Cape Cod Rail Trail this morning. The wind was light. The sky was blue. The clouds to the south were spectacular. Slideshow from today’s walk below.

See more information from Mass.gov about the CCRT here.

 

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These walks are more than taking in beauty, which at times is simply staggering. These times are great for stimulating creativity and a sense of wonder.

What is this? And how many people have walked under it without knowing it was there. And how often, in general, does this happen. I admit, I didn’t see this until my second pass this morning:

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When I came along these two large trees of different species but set so perfectly together, at least it seemed so to me, I thought they looked like a mature happily married couple. This guided me to seeing the essence of these walks.

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“It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination,” — Henry David Thoreau

Eerie Night at Chapin Beach

The tide was out under heavy clouds while the sun was setting tonight. The tidal flats were very similar to what I found in Brewster over the last few days.

However, there was something eerie about Chapin Beach tonight. All that beach, hundreds of yards to the water, where often times I have seen waves lapping the shore. And all that isolation, being there, just me, in all that empty space.

Just like the water, the beach walkers and lounge chairs, swimmers and photographers seemed to vanish into the darkness. And only the ghosts remain.

What fun madness. I’m so glad I went.

 

Tidal Flats

Usually referred to as simply the Brewster flats, the beaches on the bay side provide a stunning and ever changing beauty.011920 Brewster

This time of year it feels like the north winds blow right through you. But it’s worth the effort to catch the last light of day with a little color juxtaposed with water and snow.

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