Northeast and Maritime Canada 2011 travel blog

The Dunes and Beach From the Visitor's Center

Tim Is Ready

Looking South Down the Beach

Walking In the Sand Was Not To Hard

The Pilgrim Tower in Provincetown

The Bigger Breakers at Nauset Light Beach

Looking North Along Cape Cod

The Race Point Life Saving Station

The Coast Guard Station

Other Views Along the Beach Near Provincetown

The Life Saving Station

The Beach Along Cape Cod Bay

Our Provincetown Lunch Spot

Lunch on the Deck

The Harbor at Provincetown

Looking Toward Provincetown From the Harbor

The Pilgrim Tower on the Highest Hill in Provincetown

The 3 Sister's Lights--only 2 In This View

A Little Fall Color Near the 3 Sisters Lights

A Couple Watching a Seal in the Surf--Can You Spot the Seal's...

Finally, the day was clear with only a little rain early in the morning. We headed out to Race Point Light. As we got closer to Provincetown, the sun got brighter and the day very clear. We stopped at the Visitor's Center and got our bearings and headed down to the beach. The old Coast Guard Life Saving Station where the crews lived in the fall, winter and spring seasons and saved those crews whose ship's were grounded on the shore or a sand bar off Cape Cod.

From here we visited other beaches and then headed into Provincetown. We parked at the Pilgrim Monument and walked the short distance to the waterfront. We had a nice lunch on the waterfront and then did a little walking around looking at boats and the great weather.

From here we headed back toward the RVs and stopped at the Nauset Light Beach--lots of people were out and the waves were building from Hurricane Katia--even though it was several hundred miles away and would not be hitting this area. As we watched the waves, we spotted 3 seals swimming about 40 yards off shore. It was fun to see them--we tried a few photos but we were about 100 yards from the beach.

And finally the visited the 3 Sisters Light houses. These 3 lights were moved to their current location in 1911 due to erosion at there site near the coast. A single light--the Nauset Light replaced them. When they were operating, the 3 lights were between the 2 lights at Chatham and the single light at Race Point. By viewing the lights, a sailor could determine their position at sea.

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