Sunday, October 07, 2007

Weekly Forecast: Rain?

There were kids playing in the surf at LeCount Hollow Beach yesterday, and older folks watching from the parking lot bench. The beachcomber in the bottom photo was determined to soak up the last rays of sun. The Outer Cape has enjoyed a record number of beautiful days so far this fall, but soon mushroom gatherers will rejoice because rain is on the way. Clouds rolled in overnight, and, judging from the forecast on the Weather Channel, they will stick around all week. In fact, the forecast shows showers Monday through Friday, which will help with the drought. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the wet weather spares Oysterfest. In 2006, the sun shone brightly on vendors and partygoers alike. Last year over 20,000 people descended on our little town for the October street party that celebrates the Wellfleet Oyster. Rain does dampen the spirits, however. There are no beds available in Wellfleet now. Frustrated with turning people away, I called up the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce, and the secretary suggested telling callers to check the Eastham Chamber. Let's hope no one has to resort to sleeping on the beach!