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North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cape Cod December 14th 2016

Not a lot of pictures but this was fun!... read more


Geo: 42.0514, -70.1879Editor's NOTE: Normally Glenn proof-read's my blog and does some major editing, however I am not asking him to do this for me, since he needs a break. So bear with me if there are misspelled words and the grammar is incorrect. Thanks for reading. Also, I've changed the format for the most recent entry to be on top.We bought a few stuff at the grocery store and came back to the hotel to check in and settle our stuff. I took a brief nap. Glenn was working on our AT&T account. We had the Olympics turned on the TV.At 4pm, we left the hotel, and drove towards Provincetown. Here we stopped at the Pilgrim Monument and Museum. Dad and Karen walked up to the top of the monument. I elected to stay below ... read more
Monument
Town view
HOlding up


Bonjour à tous Ce matin réveil très tôt. De l'extérieur l'hôtel bien, la chambre bien, mais il donne sur la rue (voir sur la photo la chamdre en bas a droite) les étudiants diplômés du matin ont bien évacués leur stress, mais le pire le métro, il passe sous la bâtisse, on l' entend bien et on sent bien les vibrations, et ce matin à 5h le camion poubelle ¼ d' heure pour l' immeuble voisin. Ce qui m' a permis d' être 8 h a l'entrée du campus d'Harvard. J'avais bien vu c'est magnifique, là aussi problème, devant toutes les bâtisses les chapiteaux ayant servis aux graduations, et je suppose aux réceptions, étaient encore installés, ou en cours de démontage. Donc très peu de photos, alors qu' il y aurait eu des plans splendides. Mais ... read more
sur le bord de la route
bibliotheqe d' Harvard
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North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cape Cod September 1st 2014

Cape Cod, one of the most historically-fascinating regions of the USA, is located some 72 miles (115 km) south of Boston, Massachusetts. An arm-shaped peninsula roughly 70 miles (110 km) in length from “shoulder” to ‘elbow” to “fingertip”, and 15 miles (27 km) wide at the widest point, it shields part of mainland Massachusetts from the worst of the Atlantic storms. It has had many illustrious residents, the most famous being the Kennedy family. Along with the adjacent islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod is one of the most popular summer tourist destinations on the eastern seaboard. It has 42 golf courses, more than half of them open to the public, and lots of hotels and motels. There are some 560 miles (900 km) of coastline with 60 public beaches: the Cape Cod National ... read more
Hyannis harbour
Hyannis waterfront homes
St Francis Xavier, the Kennedy family church in Hyannis.


Day 1 Departure time- 3:42 pm It was a long stressful morning; running around and making any final preparations. Packing the RV was a pain in the butt, and the heat certainly didn't help. Once everyone was ready to go we went for one last swim in the pool, then headed out to the driveway for a family picture in front of the RV we'll be spending the next month in. After that we all climbed in, and our trip had officially begun. ... read more


The days until we leave are down to the single digits, and we can't wait to start this very exciting journey! Everyone's making lists, packing, and doing any final research on all of the place we'll be visiting. It's hard to believe we've been planning this trip for over a year, and now it's actually here. It seems like just yesterday we drew a map of the US and started jotting down the places we wanted to go...all on a used restaurant napkin.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cape Cod October 19th 2013

Luckily one of my home exchange partners has a house Brewster, Cape Cod and very kindly said yes to my request to stay here for a couple of days ...so here we are in a beautiful condo in a village setting on an ocean golf resort. With only 2 days to explore we will give golf lessons a miss and we set off to drive up the coast to Provincetown making numerous stops along the way at beaches and lighthouses. Just what we imagined it to be like - sunshine on sparkling sea...long sandy beaches with waves of sand dunes and to top it all seals frolicking in the waves a few yards away. Along the tree-lined highway we drove oohing and aahing at the cute little ( and some BIG) shingle and clapboard houses with ... read more
Provincetown (10)
Provincetown (17)
Duck Harbour (2)

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cape Cod September 18th 2013

Took a weekend trip to Cape Cod this past weekend. This time we went with friends that we have camped with these past two summers. Jack and Janet live in Plymouth Massachusetts and can drive from their house to the cape house in about 30 minutes. Jack is from Dennis which is on the southeastern coast of cape cod so he knows the cape as well as anyone can. We drove up to Plymouth on Friday morning and went to lunch at the Lobster Hut in Plymouth with Jack. Lobster roll and clam chowder for less than $11.00. Delicious lunch and a great start to the weekend. Left for the cape about 3:00 pm after Janet got home from work. Sally and Janet did a little shopping on the way down to the hotel in Yarmouth. ... read more
Nauset Lighthouse
Highland Light, Cape Cod
Taken at Nauset Beach


Provincetown is 20 miles from Sandwich and more than 20 miles from any other port. So we visit here infrequently and plan for a stay of several days. If you do not want to pay for dock space, Provincetown Marina also has comfortable moorings and launch service. Anchoring is possible round the edges of the enormous bay and I have anchored a couple of times. But I never found a good anchoring spot that was anywhere close to town. And tides here are ten feet or more, which makes it very tricky to leave a dinghy on the beach for more than a couple of hours. So these days, we pay for a mooring or dock-space. If you need provisions, walk in either direction along Commercial Street and you will find a little general store that ... read more


Our next stop will be Provincetown, at the North tip of Cape Cod. To get there, we will leave Buzzards Bay and head East through the Cape Cod Canal into Cape Cod Bay. This is a 40 mile trip and normally we would do it in two stages, stopping overnight at the Sandwich marina, very conveniently located at the Cape Cod end of the canal. But rain is forecast for Tuesday, so we make the 40 mile run in one go from Marion to Provincetown. Tides in Buzzards Bay are four feet (from low to high). Because of the geography of Cape Cod, the tides in Cape Cod Bay are ten feet and high tide arrives there three or four hours after high tide in Buzzards Bay. The canal joins these two bodies of water. There ... read more
... and Gets Overtaken!
A Long Dock Sheltered by a Long Pier
Pepe's is ...




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