Thursday, July 9, 2009

Skywatch Friday No. 52: Wellfleet Bay

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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13 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a lovely, serene place. Your photos are beautiful.
Marnie

Photo Cache said...

That's a beautiful place. I love boardwalks, you always find something interesting along the boardwalk.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots! And very definitely serene and peaceful. I, too, like the boardwalks! Would love to walk there! Thanks for the beauty. Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Beautiful photos...I love the first shot, the water looks so clear...and the blues and green are beautiful together

RuneE said...

Nice photos of what must be a nice area. Liked the framing in the first and the depth in the other.

PS Some time in the future there will be post about some of the light towers in the area.

Alexander said...

Nice meanders from the river and pathways. It's a great sight to see.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
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luvmyboys said...

I've always wanted to visit Cape Cod. Thanks for letting me see some of it through your photos.

Marju said...

Really beautiful pictures!!

Janie said...

I enjoyed your photos of Cape Cod. My son and family just spent July 4th weekend on the Cape and they keep telling us how lovely it is. I think you've proved his point!

Arija said...

Beautiful skies. I love the wetlands.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

I love that first shot. It's like it goes on forever. Just beautiful.

Karen said...

Great SWF shots...

The clouds in the first photo sort o look like a mountain range in the sky :-)

Beautiful view...

Amit Varde said...

nice scenic photos - the meandering one would make a nice desktop wallpaper.

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