Sunday, January 15, 2012

What's Wellfleet Like in Winter?

Ocean effect snow covered the ground this morning. It's Martin Luther King Day weekend and we are ready for Monday's peace march. Check out the great badge Sven is wearing. You might expect to find lots of folks visiting Wellfleet for the three-day getaway. Not so much. The town was quite deserted and unusually quiet, when we drove down to the pier to watch the sunset yesterday afternoon. It was mighty cold and became even colder overnight. We didn't even see any seagulls dropping shells on the macadam. Of course, Wellfleetians were shopping at Marketplace. Restaurants start opening next week.

Action, on Main Street, could be found at the clothing store Off Center, which was holding its annual mega sale. A sign outside indicated 70 to 90% off everything that remained on the racks. I asked Sven to pull over and went in to explore. The markdowns were considerable. I found a black linen top for $3 and a pretty sleeveless summer tank top for $6. Who could resist prices like these? There were no dressing rooms, and no mirrors. That did not bother the ladies who stripped down to undies in the rear of the shop and eagerly donned the colorful bargains.

"Would you mind taking my picture?" one matron asked.

Clever! A cell phone image is better than no image whatsoever.

The sale continues today until 5 pm. Off Center will turn into Filene's Basement again on President's Weekend.