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5 Picturesque Cape Cod Summer Scenes To Help You Through The Winter

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During this cooler time of year, it can be fun to spend a moment or two daydreaming about the warm summer days which lay ahead.

For a moment, simply imagine the sound of waves lapping on your favorite Cape Cod beach, with bright sunshine beaming down from above.

Just the thought of such a scene causes feelings of peace and warmth to well up inside. For me, daydreaming inspires a flood of melancholic memories from days spent at the beach or on the boat.

If you can relate to what I'm talking about, then the video clips in this post are for you! Here are 5 picturesque Cape Cod scenes to help you through the winter. ?


#1-Springtime at Crowe's Pasture in Dennis

I remember this day very well. It was May 15 2020, when my wife Lauren, my dog Rosie, and I, packed into the car and drove to Crowe's Pasture in Dennis. This is a wonderful place to go for a walk, especially during the winter off-season.

#2-The Sand Bars of Sandy Neck, Barnstable

About a week after filming the Crowe's Pasture video, I met up with Ian Bragdon from the Goose Hummock for a trip to the flats. Specifically we fished the West Bar at the end of Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable. We caught plenty of small stripers during this trip, but the most memorable part was seeing the miles of exposed sandbar at low tide.

#3-Early June at The Herring River, Harwich

On June 4 of this past year I packed the family (Lauren and our dog Rosie) for another adventure-this time to the Herring River in West Harwich. We saw many different types of birds including Great Blue Herons at the nearby West Reservoir, and the miles of marsh grass were starting to turn bright green. I remember knowing and feeling that summer was nearly here.

#4-August on The Bass River in South Yarmouth

On August 9 my morning began with a 30 mile cruise through dense fog on the way to the tuna grounds. We had an amazing trip and I was able to capture underwater video of bluefin tunas chasing and attacking live mackerel which we had used for bait. On the way home we cruised up Bass River in South Yarmouth to sell the 85 inch bluefin tuna which we had caught. It was a busy summer day on Bass River with boaters, kayakers, swimmers and families all soaking up the mid-summer sun.

#5 - Dog Days of Summer on The Outer Cape

The first part of the video is from Fort Hill in Eastham, and the second part of this video is from Ballston Beach in Truro. The footage was captured on July 12. The bees were buzzing and the marsh and dunes were bursting with life. I vividly remember breathing in the warm salty air as I looked over Nauset Marsh and out to the Atlantic Ocean. 

In Conclusion

I personally try not to rush through the winter, because I know that each month of the year has a lot to offer. This is especially true on Cape Cod.

For example, it's easier to find peace and serenity on the beaches, marshes and forests of the Cape during the winter when there are less people around.

Nevertheless it's fun to daydream about the summer months once in a while, and I hope you found this post to be fun and relaxing. Please let me know what you think by commenting below.

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  1. I saw your first show on green crabs took me back a lot of years to when I used to fish priscilla landing, last left before nauset parking lot. In the old days you could launch off the beach and go down the beach side of the clam island , down to the then new cut at the mouth of town cove. keep up the good work mike from western ma.

    1. Sounds like you’ve had some awesome experiences Mike! What a special area that is, between Nauset Beach and the nearby estuaries. I’ve never launched a boat before from Priscilla, but I have taken a walk there and it was terrific. Thanks as always for watching the show. Keep in touch! ?

  2. Thank you, Thank you… We are Eastham folks and have not been able to visit for months because of Covid quarantine. 2021 will be our family’s 51st on the Cape. Every day when my bride and I have our coffee at Coast Guard or I fish Newcomb and Ballston we vow. we will never take this for granted. Our little grand daughter asks if she can go to the Cape house once the bad germs go away. You bet you can, Addie

    1. I hope you are able to get back to the Cape ASAP Mark! I know there are a lot of people in your position, who were not able to visit during 2020. I like your attitude about never taking it for granted. I think that is a wonderful perspective to have, especially when your grand daughter is around. Hopefully she’ll adopt the same mentality. Keep in touch as always, and thanks for the comment!

  3. Really enjoyed those videos! For a minute there I was feeling the need to apply sunscreen!!!! Thanks for the memories on a beautiful winter day!

    1. Hey Kevin, we’ll be applying sunscreen again before you know it! I’m glad you enjoyed the videos. I hope all is well. ?

  4. That made my morning Thanks for the videos

    1. My pleasure Gary. Hope all is well and I’m glad you enjoyed the vids. ?

  5. Beautiful! Some of my favorite spots. Grateful for Cape Cod in so many ways. It’s a special place! Thanks Ryan!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the post Leslie. Maybe the Cape will get a nice blanket of snow tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. A very special place to respect, and enjoy.

    1. Well said. ??

  7. Very nice Ryan, enjoyed the videos

    1. Thanks for watching!

  8. Awesome videos and thanks for sharing.
    We are truly blessed that this is our backyard.

    1. Yes we are certainly blessed. Thanks for the nice comment Steve. Hope all is well!

      1. Beautiful Videos Ryan. The color of that water makes you want to swim in it. We can never forget how lucky we are to live here. Never take that for granted.

        1. Well said Kevin, thank you! ??


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