S: Don and Linda's Cape Cod Vacation
BC: October 23 - 27 2010 The Cove at Yarmouth Timeshare
FC: Cape Cod in Autumn
1: JFK Memorial and Veteran's Beach Hyannis, Cape Cod | "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
2: ...mostly deserted... | the beach in autumn has a serene beauty | awaiting the summer throngs | hibernating
3: Beach path in Hyannis
4: Nobska Point Lighthouse Woods Hole, MA Originally a stone cottage with a tower on top constructed in 1828 Present tower constructed in 1876, made with a cast iron shell lined with bricks Built to protect boaters in Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay and today can be seen as people travel by ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard.
5: port at Martha's Vineyard
6: On the ferry on our way back to Woods Hole, Cape Cod, we were blessed with this amazing SUNSET
7: sand dunes at the tip of Provincetown, Cape Cod
8: The colors of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard | Christ United Methodist Church | Main Street
9: Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, is a quaint town filled with gingerbready cottages, homes, and businesses lining the streets. | We had a yummy lunch at Linda Jean's Restaurant. We shared fish (haddock) and chips and a DELICIOUS fried bay scallop sandwich (on white bread and gobs of tartar sauce).
10: foliage at Salt Pond Visitor's Center
11: Fort Hill...really not a fort but parcels of land cleared by the early settlers, now a part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. | Nauset Beach Lighthouse | 1877
12: Three Sisters Lighthouses Built in 1837, it was the only site in the U.S. designated with three towers. In 1983, the towers were moved a quarter mile from their original location due to beach erosion. See postcard of original location.
13: What's in a name?
14: Highland Light (Cape Cod Lighthouse) and Golf Course | Usually when one encounters a lighthouse on a golf course, your first reaction is to putt your ball through the small opening and hope it comes out the other end.
15: Sand dunes of Cape Cod National Seashore near Provincetown. | First lit in 1798 by whale oil lamps
16: Pilgrim Monument | Nov. 11, 1620 Pilgrims first touched foot on American soil on Cape Cod, not Plymouth
17: No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face. ~John Donne
18: We had some great meals while staying on Cape Cod. In Yarmouth, we ate at the Celtic Kitchen, a quaint, friendly little Irish eatery. Don got an authentic Irish meal - "black and white pudding" (blood sausage and pork sausage cut and fried in little disks, not unlike the taste of scrapple), Irish bacon, baked beans (I guess that's the Massachusetts contribution), and brown bread. I had delicious thick pumpkin pancakes with pure maple butter (tasted like pumpkin pie). In Provincetown we ate at the Lobster Pot and shared a delicious plate of crab, shrimp and scallop cakes topped with lobster meat and bearnaise sauce. Utterly decadent.
19: What we learned: October is the perfect month to see the fall foliage. October in Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard is a time when most of the businesses shut down for the winter and residents go to Florida. There is not a lot to do in Cape Cod when most of the towns are empty...BUT it is a quiet, beautiful time.