We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Why anybody would go anywhere else for a summer water vacation is a mystery to me. No bugs, sea breeze, 57 degrees F at night, biking, boating, kayaking, hiking trails, running, day-fresh seafood, ocean beach, harbor beach, bay beach, and big ponds. Lots of fun family restaurants. The protection of the vast National Seashore. And no mega-rich jerks. They go to the Hamptons or Nantucket. Or if they come here, it doesn't show. Mostly very pleasant and polite people. More Subarus than Beemers.
If you squint, you can see Portugal on the horizon.
A few more Wellfleet pics below the fold
We took a 2 1/2 hour hike on Great Island on a cloudy, drizzly day - perfect for hiking. We didn't get anwhere near the tip of the island, which is part of the National Seashore and is uninhabited.
Since you are a lover of the wonderful Cape, have you ever read the series starring Asey Mayo? It takes you back to the old Cape, gives you some history, but is essentially a murder mystery series. My mother introduced me to them when I was a teen, but I still love them.
This year the Cape had many more mosquitoes than usual, you could be bitten just walking down Commercial Street in either Provincetown or Wellfleet, that rainy June made it happen.
A Great Island hike really needs either a very brisk pace or a four hour budget to get around it.
Want to see some jerks on Cape? Just eat at Arnold's or some other popular place, seems like nobody knows how to behave in public. Those are the middle class jerks, the rich ones and the wannabes (especially the academic/artsy types) are all over the Cape, they just tone it down in Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown especially because public displays are frowned upon. But one on one with the help in stores, restaurants, fishing boats, well... Wellfleet seems to be the oasis of best behavior, along with Truro.