One of the "things" about the Cape is fog. It is part of our life here. If you are on the water, fog is a constant threat. Before GPS and the high quality charting we now have, fog was the curse. today, May 21, we were at the beach at Red River on Nantucket Sound and the beach at Muddy Creek on Pleasant Bay to see some of the offshore fog working its way on shore.
The fog looks like mountains in the distance. This view is from a Nantucket Sound beach, Red River Beach, Harwich. As we drove in to the parking lot, Elizabeth asked where the mountains came from?
After Red River, we nipped over to Muddy Creek/Jacknife Beach on Pleasant Bay. Anyone who is familiar with Route 28 as it goes from Orleans to Chatham knows the thin stretch of road that is Harwich. That's where the beach is. Norm loved this beach as a kid. His kids loved it and now our grandkids are asking to go there, too. The fog completely obscured the islands in the Bay and the outer beach.
Horseshoe crabs "coupling" in the warm waters of Pleasant Bay.
there have not been many shorebirds in sight. It might mean better opportunities for Horseshoe Crabs this year. Which means reduced opportunities for shell fish. Oh well...