Seaside Sunday

Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
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Trip End Feb 14, 2011


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Wal-Mart (Wareham, MA)

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

As today was Sunday, there was not a whole lot to do.  I watched a show or two on my laptop while eating breakfast and listening to the tapping of the rain on my roof before deciding to go check out one of the nearby lighthouses.  I know many people enjoy listening to the sound of rain pattering above their heads, but to me the sound is not all that different from the woman in front of me at the bank who impatiently taps her long false fingernails on the surface of the counter...which just so happens to drive me nuts. 

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.  Even knowing this, I figured I'd make an attempt, but it was pointless.  I took a couple of shots of the bridge on its own before it started to pour down rain again.  I waited in my car for about half an hour to see if another ship might come sailing down the canal but none did.

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. 
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