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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Cape Cod Notes

The other weekend we went down to Cape Cod to celebrate my birthday. A few thoughts on our trip ...

Thrift shopping is so very wonderful on the Cape, so wonderful that they even put out a pamphlet so you won't miss any when you visit. I think they are so good because a) the summer population gets rid of stuff at the end of the season and b) there are a lot of retirees there, who leave behind their lifetime collections of stuff when they finally say goodbye to this world. Here is an archetypical Cape thrift shop, "For a Song."

We spent one afternoon at a beach we like in the town of Brewster. I love how different beaches have their own particular shells, the remnant of the whatever sea creature happens to dwell there for its personal environmental reasons. Along this part of the coast, scallop shells are so abundant that one beachcomber apparently decided the cache they'd collected wasn't even worth taking home.

The sky was all feathery over the beach that day.

In lobster roll news, I got a very generous helping at Kate's Seafood, but it lacked flavor, and was more like eating tuna salad. It also happened to be mixed with lobster roe, which was exciting and helped diminish my disappointment in this particular lobster roll experience. I do not know whether there was any connection between presence of lobster roe and lack of lobstery flavor. The onion rings were good, at least.

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