Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
77Trip End Feb 14, 2011
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Where I stayed
Wal-Mart (Wareham, MA)
During my drive to the lighthouse, I noticed a raised railroad bridge and decided to go check it out. It turned out to be the Cape Cod Canal Rail Bridge. I started to pull out my camera and lenses, and just as I was getting my things ready to get out of the car, a massive container ship passed under the bridge. It was moving quickly, so I knew I wouldn't have the time to run over to the edge of the canal with all of my stuff, set up my tripod, dial in my settings, and take the shot
I continued my drive out to the Nobska Lighthouse, which also serves as the home to a Coast Guard Commander. I took a few photos of the lighthouse from the property and then headed back down to a nearby beach to take a few more. Given the rainy conditions, I didn't dawdle for very long before I was on my way back to where I started. Along the way, I decided to stop along a small beach of one of the multiple small bays along the coast to take a few photos and watch the weather.
I also considered stopping in the city of Sandwich to laugh at the sign proclaiming "Welcome to Sandwich" and maybe order a bit of their namesake food for dinner, but instead I headed back to Wareham and stopped at a restaurant called The Lobster Pot. Defying its name, I did not order the lobster. I had an order of fried clam strips (a favorite of mine) and a stuffed quahog (the local name for hard-shell clam).
It was a quiet and rainy day, but certainly not an unenjoyable one.