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Cape Cod 2013

We returned to the Cape for our third visit over Memorial Day. We camped four nights at Nickelson State Park in Brewster, MA. This sounded like a good idea when we booked the campsite months ago, but as the weekend neared the forecast was not favorable. Cold, wind, and rain - sure lets go camping and to the beach! In between rain showers we caught a little sun, which tided us over until we had gorgeous weather Monday and Tuesday. We enjoyed exploring the tidal flats on the bay side, the waves on the ocean side, and lots of seafood and ice cream. Our final itinerary:

Friday: Arrive in the evening, set up tent in rain

Saturday: Breakfast at Hole in One (Orleans), watched Epic the movie, wandered around on some trail in Yarmouth until we realized we didn't know where we were, quick visit to Grey's Beach, dinner at Sesuit Harbor Cafe, dessert at the Chocolate Sparrow

Sunday: lunch at the Daily Paper (Hyannis), burned time at Wings and Barnes and Noble until the rain cleared, Steve went for a 25 mile run on the rail trail while Norah and I played on Paine's Creek Beach, picked up Steve and had dinner at Moby Dicks, a very windy sunset at First Encounter Beach

Monday: Clear skies! Sun! morning spent exploring the tidal flats at Skaket Beach, lunch at a nearby park, afternoon at Le Count Hollow Beach (National Seashore), dinner at Mac's on the Pier in Wellfleet, sunset at Skaket Beach

Tuesday: walking the John Wing trail and tidal flats, lunch at the park, one last stop at Paine's Creek Beach and Kate's for ice cream, then on our way home
A tree trunk collection
A tree trunk collection
A walk in the woods
A walk in the woods
Collecting mermaids purses
Collecting mermaids purses
Norah's happy to finally be near water!
Norah's happy to finally be near water!
Rain remnants
Rain remnants
Droplet closeup
Droplet closeup
Norah on the trail
Norah on the trail
With her treasures
With her treasures
Green tunnel
Green tunnel
Boardwalk at Gray's Beach
Boardwalk at Gray's Beach
View from the boardwalk
View from the boardwalk
Steve and Norah at the viewing platform
Steve and Norah at the viewing platform
Boardwalk visitors
Boardwalk visitors
Steve and Norah at Gray's Beach
Steve and Norah at Gray's Beach
Stalking sea gulls
Stalking sea gulls
Crazy diners at Sesuit Harbor Cafe
Crazy diners at Sesuit Harbor Cafe
Norah in her beach attire at West Dennis Beach
Norah in her beach attire at West Dennis Beach
Sand play at Paines Creek Beach
Sand play at Paines Creek Beach
Norah on the rocks
Norah on the rocks
Happy girl
Happy girl
Making a touch tank
Making a touch tank
Happy to finally be at the beach!
Happy to finally be at the beach!
Norah on the rocks
Norah on the rocks
Exploring the rocks
Exploring the rocks
Concentrating hard on the snails
Concentrating hard on the snails
Snail hunter
Snail hunter
Collecting for her touch tank
Collecting for her touch tank
Nauset Lighthouse
Nauset Lighthouse
Stairway spiral
Stairway spiral
Norah at First Encounter Beach
Norah at First Encounter Beach
Cloudy beach
Cloudy beach
Beautiful evening
Beautiful evening
Sunset at First Encounter
Sunset at First Encounter
Sunset glow
Sunset glow
Nice real estate
Nice real estate
Sunset serenity
Sunset serenity
Skaket Beach tidal flats
Skaket Beach tidal flats
Checking for treasures
Checking for treasures
Hermit crab hangout
Hermit crab hangout
Neat sand patterns
Neat sand patterns
Inspecting a crab
Inspecting a crab
A closer look
A closer look
Pincers ready to go
Pincers ready to go
Baby needlefish
Baby needlefish
Norah at Skaket Beach
Norah at Skaket Beach
Hole digging and fortification
Hole digging and fortification
Here come the waves!
Here come the waves!
Norah enjoying Le Count Hollow Beach
Norah enjoying Le Count Hollow Beach
A losing battle with high tide
A losing battle with high tide
Water in the hole!  Refortification efforts
Water in the hole! Refortification efforts
Spectators watch the effort
Spectators watch the effort
Resigning herself to a swimhole
Resigning herself to a swimhole
Wellfleet Town Pier
Wellfleet Town Pier
Norah near the pier
Norah near the pier
Jump!
Jump!
Peaceful evening at Skaket Beach
Peaceful evening at Skaket Beach
Ripples
Ripples
Tidal flats at the John Wing Trail
Tidal flats at the John Wing Trail
Steve on the flats
Steve on the flats
Exploring the flats
Exploring the flats
Moon snails galore
Moon snails galore
Clam shell competition
Clam shell competition
Steve and Norah on the John Wing Trail
Steve and Norah on the John Wing Trail