Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Cape cod and hotel Sarah

In my last post - I showed you the beautiful wedding we attended for Jeanine and Robbie. I'm so very late in catching you up with the other wonderful things I did while on vacation at the Cape.

We stayed in a lovely little bed and breakfast in Falmouth - the Village Green Inn on Main st.

Village Green Inn

Village Green Inn

It was a perfect location because it was right on Main st - the main drag in Falmouth. On our first day - we walked around and took in the quaint town.

Falmouth church

Odd Fellows hall

Main St Falmouth

We got lucky and there was even a craft show going on!

Craft show

Of course we had to check it out... I got a cute necklace charm made out of a scrabble tile.

In addition to the craft show - there was also a farmer's market across the street - bonus!

Famer's market

We got some wonderful fresh apples and a bag of homemade granola - yum!

There was a yarn shop on the main street too and of course I had to go in!

Sage Yarn

It was Sage Yarn shop and they had some great stuff. I ended up coming out with ONLY 1 skein of alpaca silk laceweight in a gorgeous robin's egg blue.


The next day was the wedding and we spent most of that day on the beach. We went to Old Silver beach - my fav beach at the cape. I got the worst sunburn! I was idiot and thought that if I stayed under the umbrella - I wouldn't get burned... not so much!

Falmouth Beach

The water was very warm and I was happy to float around on the calm water.

After the wedding - we spent the next day on a lighthouse tour of the cape. I love lighthouses and we saw some really beautiful ones. My favorite is still Nobska Point Light Lighthouse - in Woods Hole (Falmouth)

Nobska Lighthouse

The view from the lighthouse is gorgeous too:

View from Nobska lighthouse


Next we drove to Chatham to see the Chatham lighthouse. After driving through the cute town and to the point where our GPS said the lighthouse was - we couldn't find it! The fog was so thick we could barely see the road! I guess that is why they need light houses on the Cape in the first place!

So after that disappointment, we drove on to Eastham MA to see the Nauset lighthouse.

Nauset lighthouse

This light house was moved from Chatham in 1923 to replace the Three Sisters lighthouses. The upper portion of the beacon was painted red in 1940, to distinguish it from Highland and Chatham lights. The retired Three sisters lighthouses were a short walk away from the Nauset lighthouse.

Three Sisters lighthouses

The origin of the Three Sister is that they build three lights to distinguish the Nauset Station, a keeper's house and three small towers of brick were constructed 150 feet apart. This site marked the only station in the U.S. designated by three towers. These are no longer in operation and were relocated to this wooded area near the current Nauset lighthouse.

Our final stop was Highland lighthouse in Truro, MA.

Cape Cod Lighthouse

Highland (or Cape Cod) Light was the first of the lighthouses of the Cape. It had to be moved back from the edge of the cliffs due to erosion. It now sits 570 feet from the cliff edge on a golf course.

Highland lighthouse

This little fellow was only too happy to model for me while we were looking out over the water at Highland light.

Bird

During our drive around the cape we also found this beautiful Windmill

Windmill

The Jonathan Young Windmill was built in the 1700s. In the 1800s it was moved to Orleans and then Hyannisport. In 1983, it was returned to Orleans, where it now sits in Cove Park

After our day of driving around the cape - we headed back to North Falmouth for dinner at Sarah's parents house. It was so sweet of them to invite us over. We had burgers, dogs and sausage and plenty of fun and conversation.

Here's a great picture of Sarah and her friend Staci - I finally got her to laugh!!

Staci and Sarah


John went home on Sunday and Sarah and I had three whole days to enjoy on our own back at her house in Rhode Island. We crafted, we ate fried clams, we went to the beach and we had a great time with her pets. I got a great picture of us with her dog Murphy and Jeanine's dog Shamus. Shamus is better than an alarm clock in the mornings - he just jumps on you until you get up!!

Me, Sarah, Shamus and Murphy

Sarah is the best hostess ever and if you get the chance to go to Rhode island definitely show up at her house and ask for the Hotel Sarah treatment. It includes awesome foods like this straight from her garden and local CSA - yum!!!

Lunch at hotel Sarah

Thanks for an awesome time Sarah!!

11 comments:

Monika said...

I love your wind mill photo!!! This all sounds wonderful, no wonder you were all smiling! I would love to have what's on your plate in the last picture - it's mouth watering! :o)

maitai said...

what a fun trip! i loved your photos. i've never been to the cape, but i also love lighthouses so now i have to go! :) did you hear about the shark sighting in chatham?

peggyfussell said...

Looks like a wonderful time!! We used to go to Welfleet every year, but have missed the last three. Life just crowds in. Its time to go back! Thanks for sharing these great photos.

peggyfussell said...

Looks like a wonderful time!! We used to go to Welfleet every year, but have missed the last three. Life just crowds in. Its time to go back! Thanks for sharing these great photos.

bySarah said...

We miss you!!
Come back soon!!
(Shamus will not be here to wake you up.)

Stacey said...

Sorry I missed you this trip - sounds like you were busy busy!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I miss Cape Cod!!! Your pics brought me back to some wonderful memories. Having moved to "the other coast" many years ago I find that what I miss most are those days on the Cape!! Thank you!

Karyn

J.P. said...

Thanks for posting all of those wonderful pics. It looks like such a great trip! It makes me wanna go!

Jinann said...

Wow! All the photos look like postcards - everything was picture perfect. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Ruth's Place said...

Craft market, farmers' market and a yarn store - the perfect day!!

Thanks for the awesome photos, loved the lighthouses. I just added another place to my list of 'must visit before I'm too old to enjoy it...'

Lynn said...

Beautiful - looks like such a perfect place to visit....too bad it is so far away :-)