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!!!
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!!
As 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…
SHARK!!! 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!!
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!!
There may be no more diverse habitats in such close proximity on Cape Cod than at the Marconi Beach and this beautiful lush forest!!
Victor, Sue and Frank enjoying a rest, halfway through the path, while taking in the beauty of the lush scenery! The moss-covered floor and branches give this forest a magical ethereal feeling… The 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!!Some of the ground cover, called star moss…it is vibrant and lush and adds to the different textures of the beauty in this forest…Some of the twisting formation of the trees, it’s like nature’s sculptures… Another interesting tree formation… 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.”Me as a tree hugger? …I would say I’m part tree hugger and part city girl🌲💃
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
I would think the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Forest would be the perfect remedy for just about anything💚