50’s Drive-In

Cape Cod Drive-In Labor Day. Last big weekend for this classic 50's drive-in on Cape Cod before entering the "off season". I found this piece of Americana on US 28 in the vicinity of West Harwich. Driving by at dusk, I thought I was in a time machine. Gull wing shape, garish florescent bulbs following … Continue reading 50’s Drive-In

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“P” Town

Commercial Street Once you've been to Provincetown, MA, that wild and crazy town on the very tip of Cape Cod, you are allowed to call it "P" Town. You know, its chic when you abbreviate things that are sooo blase. Commercial Street is the main drag; it's less than a mile long, but everything happens … Continue reading “P” Town

Wychmere Beach Club

Wychmere Beach Club My best friends celebrated their 50th anniversary at Wychmere Beach Club on Cape Cod on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The weather was perfect for the Harwich Chamber of Commerce ads and travel agency photos. The story goes back farther than 50 years. We all knew each other in high school, … Continue reading Wychmere Beach Club

Umbrellas

Umbrellas - Cape Cod Nebraska's winter has been the worst in a long time. January was bitter cold with light snow, now two heavy snowfalls in the last five days and another heavy snowstorm on the horizon. I thought this picture might cheer things up. Nothing special about the photo itself; I just like the … Continue reading Umbrellas

Cape Cod – Hyannis

What a lovely day!   I'm sitting here on the beach all by myself, old and weathered but still strong, willing and able to serve anyone who needs help.  I've been here for years, seen everything. At times it is so crowded that I can't make room for everyone.  Other times it is lonely; I don't … Continue reading Cape Cod – Hyannis

Bass River

Cape Cod is a magical place, especially in the fall.  Cape Cod is more than sea shore, ocean, harbors, boats, sea gulls, aristocratic New Englanders, tourists and a fishy smells. There are areas like this that make Midwesterners feel at home; quiet and peaceful enough to hear the birds chirp and the water lap in the shallow coves.  This … Continue reading Bass River

Thickly Settled

New England signage takes a while to get used to.  I found this "Thickly Settled" sign on Cape Cod, and it's a good example of parochial road signs. Are they talking about the hedge?   I mean is the area overgrown and visibility is poor so please slow down?  Or the road; is the area full of "road hogs" … Continue reading Thickly Settled

Sesuit Harbor Cafe

There is a hole-in-the-wall cafe on Cape Cod called the Sesuit Harbor Cafe.  From the outside it looks like a storage shed for the Sesuit Harbor Master, where he might keep his lobster buoys and a few traps, spare boat parts, gas cans, etc.  It sits right on the water, in the midst of hundreds of … Continue reading Sesuit Harbor Cafe

Bass River Bridge

This image is a stylized photo of the bridge that crosses the Bass River in Cape Cod, MA.  I stylized the image by emphasizing the blues in the water and sky and brought out the rich color in the bridge's pilings. The Bass River flows south into the Atlantic Ocean about a mile to the … Continue reading Bass River Bridge

Loud Talkers

I don't like loud talkers.  I'm not talking about preachers, teachers, motivational speakers, etc.  Of course, I like them to speak loud enough to be heard by an attentive audience.  I'm talking about the ever-increasing number of people that think their private conversations are of any interest to the rest of the universe --we used to … Continue reading Loud Talkers