The shape of Cape Cod is often referred to as a raised human arm. The point where it is connected to the mainland is the shoulder. The tip of the Cape, where Provincetown is located, is the hand. Since the arm is holding upwards, thus the lower Cape (lower arm) is actually located north to the Upper Cape (Upper arm). It is all very confusing, when you are driving on Route 28 South, in certain portion, you are actually driving toward North!!! The town of Wellfleet is located at Upper Cape, the peninsula is quite narrow at this point already. At east, it faces the Atlantic ocean and is bordered by Cape Cod National Seashore. At west, it faces Cape Cod Bay, the beach is mainly sand flat and salt marsh. This picture was taken facing west towards Cape Cod Bay at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary of the Massachusetts Audubon Socity.
Looking eastwards, you can see the wooden board walk crossing the salt marsh that leads to the beach.
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