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

August 26, 2013

Sagamore, Part 1

Continuing on with my Local Bucket List, I spent a morning shooting pictures in Sagamore, of all the major sites on the Rte 6A corridor.  Sagamore is one of the villages in Bourne, and is right next to Sandwich and hugs the area between 6A and the Canal.

I started at the Sagamore Inn, a place that I've eaten at since I was in a high chair.  This is a townie place, although does get a good amount of tourists since it's the first restaurant you get to once you cross the bridge.  Best Yankee pot roast dinner EVER. It's always packed.

This is the first time in my entire life that I noticed 'restaurant' is misspelled on this sign.  The Whaleback is a true townie bar, although I never set foot in it in my life.  A lot of my friends have and Russell used to go a lot too. He was a regular.  I have heard that the food here is outstanding and very reasonably priced.  It, too, is always packed.  

And it's tiny.

Been meaning to check out Ship & Shore Artifacts for ages.  Great stuff! I got a set of 5 multicoloured glass floats in hemp cord w/ cork spacers for $13.00.  The same exact floats are for sale at the Clam Shack in Wareham for $50. That made my decision quite easy.

Canal Cafe, also known as The Little Bar.  Another townie hangout.  There used to be another townie place along this road called The Bridge Cafe' but it burned down quite a few years ago.

They are going out of business and I was bummed they were closed when I was here.  I'll have to try to remember to stop when they are open, if they ever are.

The iconic Christmas Tree Shop right at the bridge.  This company was started in 1970 on the Cape.  It's now located in several east coast states.

The design, with it's massive thatched roof, was somewhat controversial when construction began on it.  If I had to guess, I'd say it was built in the late 70s.

So many things to see in this store and everything is very reasonably priced.  I picked up my 2014 calendar while here!  Only $2.99!!!!!


  1. Yay, more doors :) There's just something about them, and those last 2 are fab :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

  2. Looks like another place I'd love to visit!
    Tina @ Life is Good

  3. That last door top is very nice, there's something about it that looks Hobbit-ish. Neat windmill, too. Good place to set a story. . .

    Thanks for the tour, JoJo.

  4. Great shots, it looks like a great little town with lots of history.
    Everyday Inspired

  5. Anonymous4:42 AM

    The Bucket List for Tess and I is now SO long, we'll have to live forever to get through most of it ;0)

  6. As always - lovely photos taking us on an enjoyable journey through history and quaint, charming places.

  7. Love that Christmas Tree shop! Very cool looking... wonderful photos JoJo. You are lucky to live in such an interesting area of the country. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  8. As a young kid in the 50s....remember going to the Bridge Cafe with my uncle...

    The food there was great as well....

    And the bar was like that old song, "the mud and the blood and the beer

    1. I remember going w/ my parents in the 70s. Good times!