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.
A reader was dismayed that I put our love for little Wellfleet, MA out to the entire world on these internets. Reader wants it kept secret.
Well, this news might help keep some people away. Sharks in Wellfleet Harbor. I guess they want the oysters. I have reassured everybody in recent years that the Great Whites hang out in the ocean, not Cape Cod Bay, and certainly not a harbor. Wrong. I promise that if one of those SOBs bumps my kayak, I will smack it so hard with my paddle that its mother will feel the vibration.
Whatever you do, stay away from our terrible, dull, dangerous Wellfleet. Especially from the beaches and restaurants and art galleries. You are neither wanted nor welcome. The people all love Hillary, our oysters taste bad, there is too much fresh seafood, not a single chain fast food for 40 miles - and the water is too cold for the timid.
When I was 12 I spent a weekend at the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. It was nice, I admit. I have always preferred mountains to beaches, in spite of many childhood excursions to beaches. That may be a consequence of being raised in a hilly inland area. Body-surfing the waves was fun, but I wasn't deprived of places to swim at home, as a five minute walk put us at a gravel pit.
Thanks for your kind service in response to my comment on your earlier posting.
Yes, Wellfleet is horribly boring. Go to P-town for nightlife and fun. It's just up the road a bit. Stay south of the Orleans traffic circle for shopping, miniature golf, go-karts and other touristy activities.
And for God's sake, NEVER visit Wellfleet in September.