With spring arriving officially yesterday, I can finally say goodbye to winter, my least favorite season on Cape Cod. This year the weather gods were kind to us, with only one appreciable snow that required Rich to drag out the snowblower at our Inn on Cape Cod. Even with the record amount of snowfall in the state for that storm, it was gone in two days. Gotta love it.
It feels like spring arrived far sooner than she was expected, at least here on the Cape where often she doesn‘t truly engage until May. Already the goldfinches are turning their bright summer yellow and the crocuses are in full bloom, with the daffodils not far behind. Temperatures have soared into the upper 60s and low 70s for several days in a row and the convertibles and motorcycles enjoying the curves along scenic Route 6A are multiplying daily. Time to rev up the old Miata for her next season of adventures
What’s in store for her this year? Hopefully lots of trips to Sesuit Harbor Café for fried clams and lobster rolls, followed by a trip to Captain Frosty’s for coffee soft serve. There will be a trip or two to Fort Hill in Eastham for picnics and walking the nature trails. I would suspect she might also take us to Chatham a time or two for a visit to the Monomy National Wildlife Refuge and perhaps a stop at the Chatham Fish Pier as well. No doubt she will want to take a spin over to Wellfleet for a cruise along Ocean Drive, maybe sneak into the Beachcomber for a cocktail or two before dinner at Mac’s Shack.
Eventually we may end up at Highland Light in Truro or Race Point in Provincetown trying to spot a whale or two out on the horizon. We actually made that trip without her last week, as all reports indicated that the right whales were frolicking freely in Cape Cod Bay enjoying the early spring-like weather and the rich feeding grounds that attract them yearly on their migration north. We ended up at Herring Cove Beach in the Provincelands, where we were able to spot a few off in the distance through binoculars and Rich’s telephoto lens.
It promises to be a good spring, hopefully followed by a wonderful summer and a delightful fall. Rich and I, along with the Miata, hope to discover more of Cape Cod’s hidden treasures to share with our guests, more great eateries to enjoy the bounty of Cape Cod, and definitely more spots to wander aimlessly simply taking pleasure in this lovely peninsula we call home.
If you want to take full advantage of what Cape Cod has to offer this spring, summer or fall, check out some of our romance and adventure packages and call us for reservations. We’ll be happy to share our secret places with you, perhaps over coffee on the deck before breakfast in the morning.