🦈Beauty in Nature on Cape Cod🌲

During Labor Day Weekend we hosted our good friends Frank and Sue, at our cottage on Cape Cod…we went to Wellfleet for a day, we were excited to walk Marconi Beach, find a place to sit and keep an eye out for seals and sharks!!!

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Well our visit did not disappoint!!!  We walked about 2 miles from the parking lot and found a remote area just to sit and keep an eye on the beautiful scenery and sealife!!

IMG_8375As soon as we sat, we noticed a steady stream of seals swimming by us, they would pop their heads up and look at us for a few seconds and then duck back down and swim on…It was hard to capture them on film, because we never knew when or where they would pop up, but Victor managed to capture one😉  As we were getting ready to walk back Sue spied a…

IMG_8151SHARK!!!  We followed the fin for a half-hour on our way back…as we got closer to where people were swimming we told some people about the shark…they saw what we were following and said, “That’s not a shark, it’s a sailfish!!! Well, we were a little disappointed, by the time we reached the public beach and lifeguard, we had lost sight of it, and no one seemed alarmed.   But look at that picture, it looked like a shark to us, and I still think we did see a shark!!

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While we were following the “shark” we saw a beautiful arrangement of rock balancing!!  We had seen a guy doing it as we started our walk and wanted to take a photo then, but he said he wanted to do it over before I took the pic, I’m glad I saw it on the way back!!

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And then Frank and Sue brought us for a short ride from Marconi Beach to a walking path through a dreamland!!  The Marconi’s Atlantic White Cedar Swamp in Wellfleet!! 

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There may be no more diverse habitats in such close proximity on Cape Cod than at the Marconi Beach and this beautiful lush forest!!

IMG_8109One minute you are looking out over a 70-foot dune at a Cape Cod National Seashore beach and then a short ride will bring you to a mystical rare swamp environment where a wooden path snakes through an enchanted woodland.

IMG_8107Victor, Sue and Frank enjoying a rest, halfway through the path, while taking in the beauty of the lush scenery! IMG_8116The moss-covered floor and branches give this forest a magical ethereal feeling… IMG_8118The light shining through the treetops gives a spiritual feeling to this special place!!  Notice the blue orb!!  Check out what orbs are and what they could mean, click here!!IMG_8120Some of the ground cover, called star moss…it is vibrant and lush and adds to the different textures of the beauty in this forest…IMG_8121Some of the twisting formation of the trees, it’s like nature’s sculptures…IMG_8124 Another interesting tree formation…IMG_8127 I was doing research for this post, I found this information that describes this trail in a simple words.  “Deep in the woods of Wellfleet, near the Marconi site, the 1.2 mile-long Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail  (AWCST) includes a 2500-foot boardwalk that meanders through an isolated remnant of an ecosystem created after the last ice age and now normally found in mid-Canada or farther north.”IMG_8128Me as a tree hugger?  …I would say I’m part tree hugger and part city girl🌲💃

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I love this quote from Anne Frank–

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens and nature.  Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that the Universe wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.  As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.  And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” —Anne Frank

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I would think the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Forest would be the perfect remedy for just about anything💚

12 thoughts on “🦈Beauty in Nature on Cape Cod🌲

    1. Thank you, Sally!! That’s amazing, not only seeing chunks of ice, but seeing seals on them!!! Only recently, we have started to see seals in our swimming areas, now there are many sightings of sharks, we even have an app for shark sightings called Sharktivity!!! Thank you for that bit of info about Newfoundland💗

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  1. Wow! I love your photos! We lived in the Cape for 12 years, but never went to Wellfleet! Go figure! Looks like you had a great time, and I LOVE you spirit orb!!! 💕

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    1. Glad you liked it!! I know, I never knew that forest was there, what a treasure!! Frank and Sue are amazing at finding cool places to go!!! Thank you for faithfully checking into my blog, Nancy, I so appreciate you 🙏💗

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    1. Thank you Lisa!! That forest reminded me of a real life fairy garden, you would love the lush plant life there!! Yes, I think it was a shark, I can’t wait to go back and see more!! Thank you for visiting my blog, I value your comments💖

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  2. Hi Carol,

    Thank you for the beautiful, awe inspiring pictures. They brought back many memories. Walking on the beach and seeing the dunes at the National Seashore, Marconi Beach and woods, and the forest of Wellfleet’s
    White Swamps. There is nothing that can compete with nature.
    I remember and love Anne Frank’s quote. Not only the Wellfleet forest,
    but so many different aspect of the Cape help us in so many ways.

    I’m glad you, Vic, and your friends had a great Labor Day weekend.
    Take good care and give my best to Victor, Patty, and Don.

    Love, Lucille

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    1. Yes, Lucille, I agree, nature is awe inspiring!! Patty and Don are so loving their little cottage, summer went by in a flash!! Thought you might like to know, we are seeing regular sightings of seals at Allen Harbor…only a matter of time that they will be at our beach and the sharks will follow:(
      Hope you’re getting out traveling to see nature!! Thank you for following my blog, I love hearing from you💗

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  3. I’m definitely going to have to revisit this post over and over, especially as the weather gets cold and yucky! This would be like a dream day for me in every aspect of it. And actually, how cool to see a sailfish so close. My grandfather used to go into the deep sea to fish for them. I would love nothing more than to walk along the beach and see seals. And yes, the woods were like a fairyland forest. When my sister and I or hiking in Alaska, we saw those balanced rocks called Cairns. They are very spiritual! What a time you had!!!

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    1. Penny, I’m so sorry I’m just getting back to you…we’ve been in VA and so very busy with The Train House…not quite ready for “after pictures” yet!! I know that day would have been a dream for you, my good bohemian friend😉 With sea animals, Cairns and enchanted forest, I felt you with me every step of the way. Sounds like your childhood was filled with lots of love for nature…no wonder you’re so nurturing!! Thank you for checking into my blog…you’re the best💚🦋

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