Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

December 13, 2015

Beautiful Sandwich

So after we left the Glass Museum, Russell wanted to show me where we could try to dig for glass, out in the marshes.  However, we were surprised to find that it was not just high tide, it was a very high tide.  Probably due to the full moon from the night before. 




Needless to say we weren't about to venture out there!!!



Then we decided to go over to Boardwalk since we were right there.  The parking lot was packed with people who had the same idea since it was probably about 60.  Everyone was in short sleeves. 

An osprey nest

Marshes totally flooded.  I am so rarely down at the beach at high tide.


The tide has to be high like this in order for people to jump off (in summer obviously).  Although I only remember jumping off this one afternoon many summers ago, Russell was off that thing nonstop since he lived so close to it when he grew up.  It's a rite of passage in our hometown to do this...at least once....in your life.


I saw a family go up to the center of the bridge and let these balloons go.  I assume in memory of someone that passed away.  It's a nice gesture, but I am finding a lot of balloons and strings on the beaches and it is not good for the sea life at all.  I wish people wouldn't do it. 

This water looks so delicious so it's hard to believe it's ice cold.




Looking out at Old Harbor


When I was a kid, I was always a little freaked walking across this, with no railings, at high tide. Trying to ride your bike across was also an exercise in abject terror, at low OR high tide.  I would eventually chicken out and walk my bike to the other side.  Today was extremely crowded with lots of kids and dogs so we decided to just go as far as the top of the bridge and not cross to the beach.



This isn't the first time I've seen clouds like that over this beach.  I wonder what kind they are and why they form like that.

14 comments:

  1. I cannot imagine trying to ride a bike over there. Wide enough but.... Do you get many osprey in your area? Lovely pix as usual JoJo.

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    1. Thanks Jo! Yes, it's definitely a creepy feeling to ride a bike over it, even when it's in good shape and not twisted and uneven from winter storms. But lots of people do it. And it's hard as a pedestrian having to stand on the edge to let the riders go by.

      I don't recall any osprey around here when I grew up but now they are everywhere. You see the nesting poles set up in the marshes all over the place and I got a fantastic shot of one in Harwich once.

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  2. You live in a lovely area. You are blessed. Hugs, lJ

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    1. Yes, it's very pretty, thank you!

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  3. I like the sand dunes on the east coast, but this area seems very marsh-like. Is that because it's winter? Nice pix as usual.

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    1. Thank you! The Bay side of the Cape, from Sandwich to at least Brewster or Orleans has expansive salt marshes before the beaches. There's a huge one in Barnstable called 'The Great Marsh' They all stink at low tide too.

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  4. The pictures are so deceiving. It looks like you could just jump in the water and go for a swim. Well, you could if you don't mind freezing your butt off! Great pictures. I'm not sure what those clouds are either. We get them at the coast too and they form, then burn off pretty quick.

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    1. We've had such mild weather that one of my friends did take a pic of her bare foot in the water at Town Neck Beach (the other side of the Boardwalk) on Saturday.

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  5. Lovely photos. I wouldn't cycle over that bridge either.

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    1. Thanks Anne! Yeah it's a bit scary!

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  6. Those are some beautiful photos!

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    1. Thank you very much Lon!

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  7. Hey JoJo,

    Nice photos of a sandwich. Start again, nice photos of Sandwich, Kent. Dammit, start again, nice photos of the Sandwich where you live :) You know you would love to go for a dip in that water...And no, me either, wouldn't want to ride a bike across that bridge.

    Take care, eh.

    Gary

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    1. Thanks! lol Yes, the town is twinned with Sandwich England!

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