Our Excursion to Cape Cod

We took a day trip to the Cape Cod Peninsula. Driving to the tip where Provincetown plays hosts to many summertime tourists. The drive was beautiful with some beach shoreline views.  The rest of the drive was over roads lined with tree greenery. The small towns along the way seemed to connect to one another. The traffic on the way to Provincetown was easy.

Happy wader looking doing a little beach combing

Happy wader looking doing a little beach combing

Along the  way, we made several stops to enjoy the landscape, sea views and quirky little seaside towns.

Underwater life in Sand

Underwater life in Sand

Lobster Boat returning to shore

Lobster Boat returning to shore

Sandy Neck Light House

Sandy Neck Lighthouse

Beautiful home on the coast

Beautiful home on the coast

Not sure if we would every try to camp on the beach, but it is enticing.

With a sand parking permit, one can camp close to the ocean

With a sand parking permit, one can camp close to the ocean

We ended up at the Cape Cod National Seashore on Race Point Beach with a pod of whales not far out in the ocean. We gathered with others to watch them arch in the waves and blow spray high into the air. There must have been 5 or more. The tour boats gathered about as well. Something like this is such a natural marvel. We always feel so blessed when this happens.  They were visible to us, but too far away to catch a good photograph.

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach

Sun bathers on Race Beach

Sun bathers on Race Beach

On the return trip, we caught the timing wrong and it took twice as long to return to our starting point.

Once we came to the end of the day and before we crossed the bridge back toward our current parking location, we needed nourishment. We picked the closest restaurant listed on the GPS and took the back roads to a busy and obviously popular eatery called The Lobster Trap. Valets parked our car and we were told to  expect to wait in line for a table.  This was a fine dining experience with us filling our dinner plates with lobster, steamers, linguica sausage, and corn.   Linguica Sausage is a Portuguese addition to the seafood combo.  It is a tribute to the Portuguese sailors of the seaport’s history.

A feast to finish a long but delightful day.

What a feast!

What a wonderful way to end the day of our adventure.