Every year this happens, and it’s a serious issue. I’m just minding my own business, taking everything in, zooming down to Cape Cod for my mini vacation, and just after the first hour of being down there, I realize, I never want to go back home. Obviously, I am aware that I eventually have to abandon this serene and scenic nautical landscape for a more rural sub-terrain back home. Perhaps my mind doesn’t want to get comfortable with the fact that I am leaving in a few days, so it just goes on overdrive, trying to cram in as many sight seeing destinations as possible to the point where it is 10 o’clock at night and I am still driving to see one more lighthouse… Nevertheless, I am always looking to experience the next best thing, and on this trip to the Cape, I believe I did! Here are my inspirations and my suggestions for you fellow vacation-a-holics who just can’t get enough of nautical vacations or just vacation in general…
My first recommendation would be to check out the Lavender Farm down in Harwich. First of all it smells lovely down there and is a great stop along the way to the tip of P-Town. I always seem to end up there every trip. (PS. I would highly suggest purchasing the lavender body butter, such a nice feel and a great smell, super soft and not sticky!)
On the next stop, I traveled to the tip of Chatham to Light House Beach, where there is a serious rip tide. I actually ended up stopping at a brewery first in South Dennis (The Devils Purse) and then driving down, but nevertheless, the rip tides were so ferocious that I ended up sitting on the shore nervous to even step into the water. It was a sweet view though!
After realizing for a bit, I drove to the Inn where I was staying in Orleans and ended up traveling down the road to Fort Hill, where you can take a walk along the sand dunes of the beach. There I saw some huge wale bones.
After checking out the Fort Hill trails I was off to P-Town from Orleans , all the way up the National Seashore (a beautiful ride) headed to the outer Cape. Love all the market’s and shops in P-Town, and everyone is so friendly!
Then I had to stop by the harbor and have a drink at sunset (a necessity!).
After, I walked down a block to the Lobster Pot, a seafood based restaurant that I would highly recommend to anyone traveling down to P-Town and looking for a bite to eat. I got the baked sea scallops with some breadcrumbs on top (beyond amazing). After this feast and a half, I headed back to the Inn in Orleans, dreaming about my adventure the next day.
The next morning was magical, I walked down to Cottage Street Bakery from the Inn I was staying at in Orleans and got some yummy treats to bring down to Nauset Beach. I love Nauset Beach, it’s not overly crowded, you can swim if you want, the waves are never crazy but can get big, and you get a great view of the big blue. What more can you ask for?!
After relaxing for a while at Nauset I decided to end my trip by going to the most magical and inspiring sanctuary off the tip of Falmouth called the The Knob. I was so beautiful and so screen, photos don’t even do this place justice. However I took a few snaps anyways, just for old time sake.
Shortly after deciding that I never want to leave this location, I hesitantly decided to get myself together and start the drive back home. A few hours later, I ended up sight seeing at another lighthouse and driving to get some more seafood at Seafood Sam’s. By the time I left the Cape, it was about 10 o’clock at night. I am back at home now, but haven’t unpacked yet…maybe one more trip down to the Cape wouldn’t hurt, there is so much left to see!