Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Cape Cod is the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts: the shoulder is at Buzzard's Bay; the elbow, or crazy-bone, at Cape Mallebarre; the wrist at Truro; and the sandy fist at Provincetown." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Another stop every time we are on the Cape is the town of Chatham. Street after street of beautiful homes and a main street that winds its way through the village.  Charming - expensive, but charming!

Chatham has recently begun to dub itself as the "Great White Capital of New England", and with good reason!
























We would camp on the Cape for a couple of weeks each summer as I was growing up.  One of the highlights was our Friday night trip to "Band Time in Chatham", which still goes on today.  Penny candy and the freedom to run around - wonderful times!


I returned to my car to find a mermaid decal.  A gift from the man who knows that my alter-ego is a mermaid!
And here he sits!
One of the lovely things about a trip to Chatham is that the drive in and out is littered with bays and inlets, each more beautiful than the last.  This day had us treated to some clammers.






Bruce discovered some empty horseshoe crabs on the shore.
And he decorated a nearby tree.
Another wonderful day!

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the trip. One of these days I will visit there, God willing!
    Smiles, Dottie

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    1. I hope that you can visit Dottie. On Wednesday i will bring you Provincetown.

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  2. thank you for sharing these pictures from your trip with us!
    it was so nice for me to get to see, now i actually know how it looks like there when you tell about these places. cute mermaid : )

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    1. Telling about our trip, along with photos, help me to continue enjoying each moment long after we have returned home....

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  3. I love this post! Thanks for sharing these Tracy. So many good photos, but I really liked all the pumpkins on the church lawn. Perfect for this autumn day!

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    1. Pumpkins on a church lawn seem so wonderfully "New England" to me!

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  4. So, you'll have a place to work when you move there! Love the tribute to the first settlers - I wish every town had that kind of display. Beautiful post!

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    1. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a tribute of some kind to the people who paved the way for the communities that we live in?

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  5. When looking at your pictures, this town feels so calming and harmonic, like a late afternoon on a sunny Sunday... Great pictures, Tracy!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. A walk through Chatham is indeed calming and harmonic!

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  6. Oh my gosh you are killing me. I have never been to the east coast but you have me ready to move. What a charming town! Such history and every building out of a picture book. You are a lucky girl xox Clarice

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    1. Chatham is a true New England treat. Perhaps one day you'll head east!

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