But when my friends asked if I was interested to join them in a beach day on the Cape, I couldn't say no. I had only been to the Cape once before to explore the area, but it was still pretty chilly in May.
Earlier in the week, I went with the camp to Singing Beach (so called because the sand squeaks when you hit it at a certain angle). The sand was ridiculously hot and the water was ridiculously cold. It really should be illegal for beach water to be that cold.
But I managed to submerge myself underwater several times, but it surely felt like I might go into shock. Still, even with nearly 100 kids, we survived.
|Exhausted...but happy...and on a yellow bus...|
It's definitely worth it to get up early to make it to the Cape, just so you wouldn't have to park super far away from the actual shore. However, with thanks to the town of Dennis' Beach Department (I love that they have a Beach Department!!!), if you pay the $20 to park at one beach parking, you can then park at any other Dennis beach parking lot.
At first, we stopped at Chapin Beach. Though there was a line to get into the lot, it seemed that people were heading out fairly quickly. We learned that it was because of the swarm of flies that were coming from the marsh on the other side of the dunes. Those flies were pretty brutal, really. I counted about 5 different bug bites at the end of the day.
Really, the best way to avoid the flies was to get into the water. I was shocked at how warm the water was compared to Singing Beach! So I was quite the happy camper.
July 16, 2011
|Fishies, algae, seaweed, tosies|
|Chicken? Heck, ya!|
|playing with my new hair piece from Siren's Grotto on Etsy|
Eventually, we decided it was nap time. We braved another wait for parking at Mayflower Beach, and it was most definitely worth the wait.
|gorgeous waters and clouds|
It was gorgeous. It's definitely worth it to make the early morning trek to get to Mayflower Beach. Be patient with the morning/merging traffic and with the wait for parking. But believe me, it is worth it.
After floating around in the water, napping, and sunning, one of my friends suggested that we head to Plymouth for dinner. Though we ended up there just in time for the dinner rush, we eventually settled at the Blue Eyed Crab. The food was pretty good and filling. I had a crab burger...num!
|Cheers to a successful beach day!|