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I am certain that this sign was not there when Thoreau hiked the beautiful beach from Chatham to P'town. BTW, the alcohol rule is ignored and unenforced. There is plenty of brew in those beach coolers.
That's the least crowded I've seen Cahoon Hollow at this time of the year. You're right about the alcohol, people on the Cape (and eastern Mass. in general) drink like crazy, more than just about anywhere I can think of having been around the country. Even the bluehair crowd at the breakfast joints have to have their morning drinks. Maybe everyone is still hanging on the bar at the 'comer and haven't made it down to the beach yet.
Years ago I met a Scottish girl who told me her name was -- as I heard it -- "Briney Kahoon". Never did exactly figure out how the first name was spelled, but I did see her last name spelled out: Colquohuon.
Being from South Carolina, I saw that and thought "Calhoun" -- of course; S.C.'s midlands and backcountry having been filled in during the mid-1700s by Scots & Scots-Irish.