Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tip of the Cape Hiking

It's another beautiful day at the cape and today we make the decision to pack up and hike to the end. The walk is beautiful, if not a bit of a challenge. Stones make up the first mile of this venture, for the most part fairly easy, but a few spots cause us to get creative in finding the best manner to cross. It's a bit of a workout!

Having successfully traversed the rocks, we are thinking the rough part is over. Not to be the case. As we head over a substantial dune to reach the beach, we encounter deep, soft sand - always fun! The beach, though beautiful, also presents mostly soft sand for our trail, we are working this morning!!!

The lighthouse at the tip is Celeste's goal. She has eyed it across the bay from our balcony since we've arrived. It's a real high for her when we reach the point, needless to say!

The bay route back is a bit easier, cooler anyway and we are much more confident on our return rocky path. The 5+ mile attempt takes a good part of our morning but we are thrilled upon completion.

A short drive down the coast provides us a great beach area to have some lunch and rest before exploring further. This part of the national seashore is simply amazing. The drive presents spectacular dunes and water views at every turn. Another short hike along the really beautiful beach at Race Point gives us the prettiest scenery yet. Hard to imagine it could get that much better!

Getting our toes wet in the very cold Atlantic is exhilarating and a storm brewing further out is mesmerizing to study. We are lucky that it stays well off shore and does not interfere whatsoever with our glorious day. The reward of a beautiful rainbow finishes the perfection. A day that exhibits all one can conjure a cape excursion to be!

1 comment:

  1. Celeste - LOVE the clouds photo! You're a genius with the camera!