Monday, 5 December 2011

October 23rd, 2009

For some reason I had in my mind that getting to the tip of Cape Cod would be 1 of 4 or 5 milestones on our journey.  Key West would be the next followed by the Golden Gate Bridge maybe, then Prudhoe Bay up in Alaska, and then somewhere out east in Labrador.  Today, cloudy skies with a bit of chill to add to the mix.  Time to layer up and hit the road!  But first…

...a quick stop to pick up some munchies for the road.  Heard it from the grapevine that food could be quite expensive out on the Cape.

Stopped over at a library to warm up.  Not sure if that lady wanted her pic taken.

Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse in Truro, MA.  The oldest one on the Cape built in 1797.

Another shot of the lighthouse with the both of us

We walked out onto the edge of the bluff that looked out over the Atlantic Ocean.  There was a family doing the tourist thing just like we were.  There was also a sign that read “Danger:  Steep sand cliff.”  So what does Amanda do?  She jumps down it and freaks the mom out.  Tricksy Amanda jumped onto a ledge and ducked to make it look as if she went down the whole 60 feet drop.  We slid down the cliff to get a better view of the ocean.  Little did we know it would be a tremendous pain in the butt to get back up. 

Looking over the bluff

Amanda having a moment with the Atlantic...

...I take it was a happy moment.

We made it!

Say cheese!

Trying to be artsy fartsy.

Every step we took up the cliff brought us back down a few inches because the sand was so soft.  By the time I got up our quads were burning!  Ohhh it’s the deep burn!  Oh it’s so deep.

Looking up the sand cliff

Looking down from above.  I could barely hold the camera steady because I was breathing so heavy.

Pilgrim Tower in Provincetown

Originally we wanted to get out to the very tip of Cape Cod, but gosh does it ever get dark so fast at this time of year.  We started walking out on West End Breakwater and about the halfway point we realized the sun was going down so we headed back inland…but not without having ourselves a little moment to celebrate. 

Amanda making her way out on West End Breakwater...

...and I making my way back.

Sharing another moment...

...can't forget about the bikes.

Quick snack before heading out back to Scituate...tuna fish lunchables!

By the end of the day we were beat.  We had dinner back at BlindJoeBeck and talked about our day.  It’s too bad we couldn’t spend a little more time in Provincetown and make it out to the tip.  Heck!  Why not add another year to the trip!  I wish.  Tomorrow we’re heading to Jewett City, CT where there’s a little error amongst the twilights…

The Atlantic breeze.

Steeds make it to the East Coast.

He’s wearing high heels!


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