What A Difference A Day Makes

The storm ended late last night, and as the clouds broke up the temperature fell sharply, down into the low teens. Today was sunny, but it was very windy, with a high of only about twenty degrees. This afternoon at about two-thirty or three I went back out to take some more pictures.

This first shot is one that I meant to put up yesterday; it was taken late Tuesday afternoon. It shows Cape Cod Bay as seen looking northeast from the town of Dennis, which is on the broader “upper” Cape, closer to the mainland. (We don’t get to Dennis much, but had gone down there to see a movie.)

Next a look at Wellfleet’s Main Street, from about the same spot that I took the first shot yesterday.

Here’s a view from the pier in the harbor, looking back at the town, with the Congregational Church in the center.

Another view of the pier.

This is the little cemetery out by Route 6, at the corner of Cahoon Hollow Road.

Great Pond, looking down from Cahoon Hollow Road.

Here’s Whitecrest Beach again. To appreciate the change in the conditions, look at the fourth shot in yesterday’s post.

And here’s the same view as yesterday’s fifth image, looking down the seventy-foot-high bluff.

Looking south from above Whitecrest Beach. It is a strikingly beautiful spot; these photos don’t do it justice.

Looking northward, from the same spot. Here the narrow Cape is making a broad curve toward the northwest as it curls toward its outermost extremity at Provincetown; if you swam directly out to sea from here you would pass just south of Nova Scotia after about 250 miles.

We’ll get back to the usual business in the next few days. Once again, best wishes to you all for the new year.

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4 Comments

  1. JK says

    I’d certainly agree. No need to travel to Dennis except perhaps to catch a movie.

    Twenty degrees and windy?

    Windy and twenty degrees on the first and blue sky’d morning of the first year’s morning?

    Beautiful as it is – I’m assured you’ll agree

    It’s owed to Al Gore’s warming.

    Well that and the other sorts of sweaty pancakes I’ll be expecting
    served breakfasted daily, mapled appropriately. Usually late at night.

    Best wishes and hearty Thank You-s for Waka’s sure to be, daily delights.

    Heck, I’m from Arkansas. Closest I could get to Hallmark.

    Posted January 2, 2009 at 5:04 am | Permalink
  2. Charles says

    Wow, that’s beautiful! Exactly what I wanted!

    Posted January 2, 2009 at 6:03 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Just what I was hoping, Charles.

    Posted January 2, 2009 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  4. These are also very beautiful photos . . . but I already miss the windswept, snowy night.

    Oh, I can still go there…

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

    Posted January 2, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Permalink