With summer over and the parking lot attendants gone, it's time to explore the beaches that are normally off-limits in the high season. My 22-year old son Christian is spending a final week at home before departing for his new job in New York City. Among other things, we are taking advantage of the early autumn sunshine and warmth to photograph Cape Cod beaches. Christian is a 3-D artist who appreciates technology and video and he helps me a lot with my tech prowess.
Here is one of our favorites -- West Dennis Beach. It's convenient to unload the car right onto the sand, it's diverse with Nantucket Sound on the south and the Weir Creek marsh to the north, and beyond the marsh are homes that lie on "the fingers". The fingers are little deep water canals that allow for boat dockage. West Dennis Beach is the westernmost tip of the town. It ends at the Bass River which separates Dennis and Yarmouth and at sundown you can sit on park benches to watch the boats come in, the birds peck for food and the tide come in and out. On windy days, one can watch the kite boarders at play. It really is a terrific place to spend time.