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Serene Beauty of Cape Cod

September 18, 2020 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Cape Cod always was one of my favorite places to visit – I make no secret out of it. This year, it became literally the only place for us to visit to escape the maniacal joy of virtual confinement – and I have no complaints about it.

Mere three and a half hours ride and you are in the world which offers a chance to relax, unwind, and clear up your mind. Clearing up of the mind requires one to disconnect from the moment, to forget that reality exists. I can only envy people who can do this through meditation – I had a friend who would not even hear the doorbell ring once he was in his deep meditation. This is not me, unfortunately – I tried many times, but never was really able to disconnect from all the daily chatter. Thus I need the help of Mother Nature when looking for tranquility.

The three options which would work for me in that quest for tranquility would be the trees, the mountains, or the ocean.

Talking about the trees, I need a clean and open forest, full of 150 feet Eastern white pine trees – beautiful Redwoods would do the trick either. Have you had the pleasure of laying down on the thick layers of long pine needles, looking at the tall, impeccably vertical arrows touching the clouds far, far away? That is the feeling I’m talking about, but there is no place to experience it where I live.

Have you ever experienced the deafening quietness of the mountains? When the time stops, leaving you one on one with the universe, offering you an opportunity to get lost in your dearest thoughts and dreams? I have, on Mount Evans in Colorado – but this is 2,000 miles away.

That leaves us with the ocean. The closest beach is only 7 miles away from where we live, but to call that setting tranquil in any shape and form would be a huge exaggeration. The Cape, especially in the off-season, is offering unlimited amounts of tranquil bliss – just come and get it.

The Cape Cod is a narrow swath of land, extended into the Atlantic ocean – in no time you can move from one side of The Cape to another one, as the distance between the “coasts” ranges between 1 and 20 miles. We have family living in the town of Dennis, so this is where we stayed, the same as in the previous trips this year. In 3 days, we visited 5 or 6 different beaches – it appears that the town of Dennis (population under 14,000) offers a total of 20 (!) beaches on both sides of the Cape. While the beach is the beach at the end of the day, they all still have different charm – and some would even allow you to bring your car directly on the beach.

Combination of off-season (tourists are practically gone after the Labor Day weekend), warm weather, and low tide allowed us to enjoy hourlong walks with only sand and water in sight. A perfect place and time for self-reflection and pondering at life.

The only way I can share this experience with you is through the pictures, so here you have it, my friends.

A little flower intermezzo:

More of the water and sand:

This is not the beach, obviously, but beautiful morning on the backyard:

And a few words about wines, as the wine was an unquestionable part of the daily routine. The 2014 Turley White Coat was an absolute delight, offering Chardonnesque complexity and layers of acidity and fresh fruit. 2010 Diadema Rosso Toscana, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, was offering a lot more than just a pretty bottle – plums, cherries, tobacco, mouthwatering acidity – delicious, nicely mature Italian wine treat. We also enjoyed the line of Terra Noble delicious renditions of Chilean Carmenere, which I just tasted before leaving for the Cape Cod over the virtual tasting (this will be a subject of the separate post).

And here is more of the Cape Cod beauty for you:

  1. September 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Absolutely stunning images! Beautiful beaches and big skies, what a picturesque place, no wonder this is a favourite of yours. I was not familiar with Dennis, will look it up. Love this post! ❤

    • September 18, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you for your kind words! 🙌These open beaches are absolutely amazing. Don’t know if you ever visited The Cape, but it is a beautiful place.

  2. September 18, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for this breath of fresh air. Beautiful photos!

    • September 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you Lauren! Cape Cod is a beautiful place!

  3. September 21, 2020 at 11:21 am

    So beautiful! And serene!

    • September 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Cape Cod is beautiful. I would think there should be similar places in your corner of the world?

  4. Kelly T
    September 28, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you for this post! I grew up on Cape Cod and now live in PA. While I still do visit family there, it was lovely to see your pictures of the beaches. I frequent the Jersey beaches now, but they have a very different feel – not bad, just different.

    I often use beach pictures as my computer backgrounds and was wondering if you would mind if I copy one or two for that purpose!

    Thanks for considering my request! Kelly Tomlin

    • September 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Kelly. I agree that all beaches have their own charm.
      Yes, please feel free to use the pictures for your background.

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