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

September 22, 2011

Scusset Beach

One day late in August, I awoke to a cool, dry day and immediately made plans to drive over to Scusset Beach, on the Cape Cod Bay side of Bourne, to do some shooting and beach combing.  Scusset now holds a very special place in my heart because that's where my sweetie and I spent a magical afternoon, on his birthday back in March.    

I timed my visit according to the tide table, so that I'd arrive as the sand bars were coming up.  

Looking at the bluffs at Sagamore Beach

Fog horn and light at the end of the Canal break water.

Buoys just outside the Canal

High tide line.  Didn't see much in the way of plastic bits, like I've seen all over the Pacific Northwest beaches.

A sand bar is born

There is always a very rocky barrier between the beach and the sand bar.  You learn to pick your way very carefully through this somewhat painful minefield to get to the soft sand and warm water.

It was fun to splash around in the warm, shallow water.  It's been years since I've done that.

Sea weed that looks like mermaid's hair.

Seagull tracks

Because I love my boyfriend and because I never got a chance to do this in high school.


  1. So how do you know what mermaid's hair looks like? Is there something you're not telling us?

  2. Wow, what great photos Jo-Jo! I have never visited the East Coast (in Canada or the US), but have always loved trips to the West Coast. In the East, there is just something so quaint and lovely about the views...

  3. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Looks a darn sight more 'tempting' than what's outside my window (a cold night drawing in!)

  4. Anonymous2:31 PM

    I love the colors of the pebbles on the beach. How lucky you are to live so close to the water.

  5. Val, I'm just guessing what it looks like, but that's what I imagine it looks like!

    Maureen, I would love to see the Maritime Provinces some day. The east is quaint while the west coast is wild.

    Diane, I shot these in early August so it was much nicer out than now.

    Nantz, the rocks and pebbles on east coast beaches are just beautiful. The beach combing is way better here.

  6. Sorry, JoJo, just my weird humour. Like when we Brits say things like, "This beer tastes like horse piss" and someone replies, "How do you know what horse piss tastes like?"