Friday, November 29, 2013

October on Cape Cod ~ One Gorgeous Magical Day!

We are tied to the ocean. 
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch - 
We are going back from whence we came 
~John F. Kennedy

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
October 20, 2013

It was a Sunday, and it was pure magic … 
the glorious weather made it all the more amazing. 

Seagull Beach, Massachusetts

I'd never been to Cape Cod, or to "the Cape" as Dawn calls it. It's always sounded amazing, from everything I'd heard. I grew up at the beach, but in Southern California. It's difficult to explain, but Cape Cod has a unique energy, and spirit, all it's own.

There was a cool breeze, but on that October day the sand was warm enough to walk in our bare feet. It felt wonderful.

excerpts  from 
Song of the Wave
by Kahlil Gibran

The strong shore is my beloved
And I am his sweetheart
We at last united by love and
Then the moon draws me from him.
I go to him in haste and depart
Reluctantly, with many 
Little farewells.

I steal swiftly from behind the blue horizon to cast the silver of 
My foam upon the gold of his sand, and
We blend in melted brilliance.

I quench his thirst and submerge his Heart; 
He softens my voice and subdues my temper.

At dawn I recite the rules of love upon
His ears, an he embraces me longingly.

Dawn wanted me to see and experience this place, as much as I wanted to see it. She grew up coming out here, and it is a place that holds wonderful memories, as well as an intense emotional connection. I'm so glad I was able to experience it with her. It was perfect.

… As the tide comes we caress each other,
When it withdraws, I drop to his feet in Prayer.

Many times have I danced around mermaids
As they rose from the depths and rested
Upon my crest to watch the stars;
Many times have I heard lovers complain of their 
Of their smallness, and I helped them to sigh.

Many times have I teased the great rocks
And fondled them with a smile, but never
Have I received laughter from them;

Many times have I lifted drowning souls
And carried them tenderly to my beloved Shore. 
He gives them strength as he
Takes mine.

Many times have I stolen gems from the 
Depths and presented them to my beloved Shore.
He takes in silence, but still 
I give for he welcomes me ever.

In the heaviness of night, when all
Creatures seek the ghost of Slumber,
I sit up, singing at one time an sighing
At another. 
I am awake always.
~from Song of the Wave by Kahlil Gibran

Provincetown, Massachusetts
On the Cape

We drove out, about as far as you could go, on the Cape, to Provincetown. It's … darling and charming and unique, with just a teensy bit roughness, from the weather, being right on the Atlantic Ocean. The docks and rusted fishing boats ... I don't know how to explain it, so I will leave it up to the photos.

To me the sea is a continual miracle;
The fishes that swim-the rocks-the motion of the waves-the ships,
with me in them,
What stranger miracles are here?
~Walt Whitman

In one drop of water 
are found all the secrets
of all the oceans.
~Kahlil Gibran

Love the architecture in Provincetown! There are a lot of little shops, restaurants, bookstores and galleries. 

I even found a little silver charm, for my charm bracelet. It was between a little lobster and graceful starfish, but since I hadn't seen a star fish while in Massachusetts, and planned on finding myself some lobster … the lobster won out. ;)

We found this adorable place in Provincetown, called The Canteen, and had our dinner … so yummy! 

Dawn had the best fish and chips I've ever tasted (super crispy and not at all greasy) and I had the lobster roll. Every bite was an amazing taste of light buttery lobster goodness! I chewed the last bite as long as I could, just to savor and make it last. I must say, I will be dreaming of that lobster roll!

My East Coast trip could not have been better and I left feeling incredibly grateful … for my friends, my nieces, my travels and all the beautiful places and things I was able to experience.

Thanks Dawn for being so amazing, making me laugh harder than anyone, and putting a million miles on your car, driving me around New England! Grazie mille!!!! You rock, sister!

Hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving, 
and that you all have a beautiful weekend! 

Blessings and light!

After a visit to the beach, 
it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.
~Pam Shaw


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Gorgeous! Captures the essence of new England at the sea! And the lobster roll.....stop.

Theresa said...


Joop Zand said...

This is a wonderful post with so much lovely photo's.....thanks Lucinda.

Wish you a lovely weekend.

Greetings, Joop

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Belles aventures, superbes photos !
Joli post!
Have a nice week-end! Cath.

Nancy Kay said...

Beautiful pictures of the beach and boats and quaint buildings! Oh, so pretty in late fall. Thanks for the tour!!

Becky Jerdee said...

Awesome little tour you gave us! and so much poetry! The coast of the Atlantic is truly a rough-and-wild edge, isn't it?!

donna baker said...

Oh Lucinda, what beautiful photos. I came home with a suitcase full of sea glass and rocks from Martha's Vineyard. My favorite part was whale watching off of Provincetown. They were very close to our boat. We went to a cafe and the lobsters were huge - as big as a cat. I thought they were all small ones until I saw them in Provincetown. That part of the US is beautiful, but I'd rather spend my days in southern CA.

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks so much for the comments ..
and Donna … I wish I had had time to whale watch and collect glass. Maybe I'll add that to my bucket list!

jmac said...

this is getting a leetle eery!!
I was in Cape Cod in Sept of this yr with my best friend from WA. I'm from Loosiana. My first trip there. We also had lunch at the Canteen and we ate the exact same things ya'll did!!! How crazy is this????? Have the whole story on my blog....from September.

Lynn Guardino said...

I just discovered your blog and your incredible photos. You are truly gifted. I especially loved the photos of Assisi, a favorite place of mine where I spent the month of November, 2012 and Cape Cod, where I spend my life now. I have lots written about both places on my own blog: daughter is a photographer. Lots in common. We are doing an "Opening Creative Channels" retreat in Umbria (near Assisi) in the fall, bringing 2 wonderful and talented people from California, Laurie Marks Wagner and Andrea Sher. Both are also bloggers.
Happy New Year and thank you for photographing my favorite Cape Cod places!!!