Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quanset Pond to Strong Island to the Cut

Tues. June 29

URCHIN and the Kayak-boat, have a perfect day sailing out and back. Have a glorious reach out to the lee beach on Strong, where we find the pond has a salt break now and the North point is severely eroded. Out again to the Ocean beach, I can not best the current and the wind. Repeated tacks bring me to the same place, even though URCHIN is pointing up as much as she can, (which isn't her strong suit anyway). The current is so strong, running like the Delaware, I'd say. Even in the shallows. On the beach, it's 7-2 victory over the greenheads. Do you know there are no mosquitoes here on the Cape? but instead we have greenheads, deer flies, and biting gnats. Later after supper, Pete runs and I rollerblade along the rail trail in the dusk coolness, Orleans Center to Eastham & Wellfleet. Beautiful sunset over the marsh, and then the fireflies come out and the stars twinkle in the grass.

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