Thursday, February 05, 2009

Come to Wellfleet in February!

I took this photo yesterday. Sven and I cleaned the cottage and did not walk because of the cold. This morning we woke up to three inches of fresh snow, which only fell on Cape Cod, soft, fluffy snow. Wellfleet is a great place to visit in the dead of winter. Think I’m being facetious? No way. Our cottage has been called “whimsical,” “cozy,” and “a hidden treasure.” It has availability for the next three weekends. Not this one, though. Our latest guests are already ensconced in their new home and pleased as three peas in a pod. Fortunately the temperature will rise on Saturday, which will facilitate one of their favorite activities: hiking. The snowy roads did not phase them, since their car is equipped with four-wheel drive. There are things to do here in the evening, thanks to WHAT and Preservation Hall. If anyone has any doubts about whether Wellfleet is a suitable destination in winter, just check out all these upcoming events:

WHAT offers the Metropolitan Opera on the big screen and 92nd Y Live programs all through the month of February. The show this Saturday is Lucia Di Lammermoor, live at 1 pm. ($24) A full schedule can be found at the theater Web site. I especially noted Christiane Amanpour, on February 18th at 8 pm, admission $9.

Or come have dinner at a benefit for Preservation Hall:
February 22: Oscar Night Silver Screen Buffet ($50)
February 27: That’s Amore, $35, at The Moorings
February 28: Murder Mystery Night at the Rices ($75)
February 28: Vegetarian Delights at the Reinharts ($75)

Reservations for WPH can be made by contacting Nicholas whose email address is