Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wellfleet, Memorial Day Weekend, 2008

Lots going on this holiday weekend here in Wellfleet! There was excitement in the air in front of town hall where Wellfleet Gardeners are holding an annual plant sale. Wheelbarrows in hand, folks maneuvered from stand to stand, eager to pick out the healthiest plants. The sale started at 8:30 and ends at noon. Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre opened this week with its first play of the summer season, “Intimate Apparel.” Guests from Chez Sven took in the show last night and highly recommend it. This morning WHAT has become part of the Arts & Artisans Trail, hosting 20 local artists outside from noon to 6 pm. Trail signs were up all over Wellfleet. I featured the Arts & Artisans Trails guidebook in a blog a year ago. Crowds are expected for the duration of the long weekend. The Memorial Day rush was featured on the Boston news. Apparently the traffic is already backed up at the Sagamore Bridge, not surprising at all when you consider the great weather. Here in Wellfleet, the bike shop was open down on Route 6. What better way to see this beautiful town than by renting a bike for a spin along the back roads, fragrant with lilacs?