Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Beach in Winter

People who only come to Wellfleet in the summer do not know what they are missing on cool winter days when beaches are deserted, except for the occasional seagull or seal. A surfer was out at LeCount Hollow Beach this afternoon, an amazing feat considering the ice cubes that bobbed in the surf, and must have shared our amazement at the beauty of the landscape. “Looks like the Sinai,” Sven said to me as we passed a particularly stark view of sky and cliff and sand. With the blue sky and bluer ocean as a backdrop for our walk, we went all the way down to Marconi and back. The foamy waves, like liquid silver, rushed across the beach. On the way home, we paused to take in Great Pond. How fortunate we are to live in Wellfleet!