When I left the 1856 Country Store, I was really close to Craigville Beach so I went down to check it out. The beaches are bit different on the Nantucket Sound side. The sand is coarser, with more crushed shells than rocks. The beaches are also flatter from the parking lot to the water.
I haven't been down there since the mid 80s. It was high tide so beach combing wasn't that good.
I accidentally took a wrong turn and ended up in an exclusive part of Hyannisport. I pulled over to take a few pics and got out of there.
Back on the right road, I pulled off at Kalmus Beach. I saw July 4th fireworks there in 1987 with one of my friends. The first couple of fireworks misfired and set the beach grass on fire. The fire department had to put out the fire before the show could continue. Then we were directly under the fireworks and firey, hot, smoking embers were literally raining down on everyone. It was a comical sight watching all of us frantically gathering our blankets and crap and running down the beach to safety. That's the last time I went there. And I think the first time too....kids in Sandwich didn't venture to Barnstable beaches as we had our own.
Waaaay over there is the Kennedy Compound. I'm assuming it's still in the family even though so many of the old family has passed away.
Just up from Kalmus Beach is Veterans Beach and the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Somewhere there is a picture of me, around age 4, with my cousin and aunt from Yonkers, sitting on one of those benches.
This is the Korean War Memorial.
I thought this was pretty cool, and I touched the stone.
Looking out towards Veterans Beach.