Travel Diary 9 / by Dave Hileman


We arrived at the visitor center at Cape Cod National Seashore just after opening at 9:00. Two days in a row we were at the park when they opened. A record we will not add to tomorrow. Anyway, it was a spectacularly splendid day. Warm enough, sunny, breezy and just delightful. Glad we did not make this trip yesterday. We did the whole park from the first trail at Fort Hill to the last spot of land at Herring Cove Beach, both visitor centers, 8 hikes and gentle strolls on beaches, cliffs, woods and marsh trails along with six lighthouses. We got back to the trailer 13 hour after we left. Oh and dinner at Captain Frosty’s Fish and Chips in Dennis and a small ice cream at the Smuggler. As the name Frosty suggests not fine dinning by the standard of how many utensils they put at your place setting but FINE as in excellent fish, large portions, cooked well and not too expensive. Go there. 

Cadillac’s Correct Viewpoint!

Massachewshoots is a sneaky state, treacherous really. As any proud graduate of the third grade can tell you when you are at the Atlantic Ocean you are east. Not in this place. They snuck a long bicep of land out into the ocean so, once again we are going east. Ugh. The nice thing about this though we were at the beach several times and I am, as you would presume, an accomplished swimmer. I placed third in the 100m four-hoof gimbal at the YOTA (Youth of the Antlers) swim club in 09. I should have had second! The guides hiked a lot so I got good naps when we were not at the ocean. And we had fish for dinner. Finally, I was starving. And it was fried the very best way to have cod. Plus some malt vinegar and horseradish sauce. I think I need another nap. 

 Selfie before I hit the surf. Wish I had a waterproof camera.

Selfie before I hit the surf. Wish I had a waterproof camera.