Town Neck Beach in Sandwich on a gorgeous fall day.
It's a little bit rocky.
OK so it's a lot rocky. No I was not barefoot; I'm not that stupid. It was kind of a point of pride, as a kid, to confidently walk on these barefoot, especially to show up the tourists who were picking their way carefully on bare feet, more than one exclaiming, "OW! My foot! That hurt!!" Well I'm too old for that shit so I kept my shoes on.
First I walked over to the breakwater on the Canal.
Standing on the jetties, this is Cape Cod Bay to my right.
This one is a much easier walk to get out on than the Scusset breakwater, whose rocks are more uneven and too far apart for me to risk an attempt to jump over the spaces only to break or twist an ankle upon landing. Then I'd really be screwed.
East entrance of the Canal.
"Dump duck". They have little fear of humans and will come right up to you and beg for food if you have it. Or just steal it out of your bag, which happened to a friend of mine over the summer on this beach.
Not much in the way of glass here...it's pretty picked clean since this beach gets a lot of use, all the time.
See the difference in the beach height on either side of this jetty?
It was on this beach foray that I shot one of the best pics I've ever taken. I'm really proud of this photo. I didn't do anything special of course, I just shot what I saw and thought would look pretty.