Cape Cod, 8/30/14

Took the Bourne Bridge (south side) over the Cape Cod Canal to Mashpee – away from the bustle and traffic and tourist shops on Route 28, this area is just loaded with conservation land. Trustees of Reservations, Audubon, and just local green space for plenty of quiet hiking.

Went to the Trustees’ Mashpee River Woodlands for a short hike down along and across the narrowest part of the river. If we’d wanted to spend over an hour, we could have gotten to the big wide river. Lovely trail, lots of greenery, some pine needle carpeted sections, and other parts of the trail sand-covered, for a nice change.

After a short hike, we drove on to explore more, and found a boat launch area called Pirate’s Cove!

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Met up with friends at their lovely new home in the Popponesset neighborhood, off of New Seabury. Lots of kids, dog walkers, and a short walk to private beaches, including The Spit – a beautiful narrow sand dune that separates a pond from the ocean, with beaches on both sides of the sandy spit. The beach was littered with horseshoe crab shells. Must have been the storm out at sea, churning up a choppy surf.

 

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