Instead of fireworks on July 4th, the town of Dennis postpones their celebration until the end of August. I read that they decided to do this years ago in an attempt to draw tourists to the area during a typically slower time. Tourist season is definitely drawing to a close as school starts back up. There aren't as many people out and about.
On Saturday night, we visited West Dennis Beach and watched their fireworks. It was a good show and one we'll consider fitting in next year.
This would have been an excellent opportunity to really photograph the fireworks, which means to use my tripod. I completely wasn't thinking and didn't realize I'd blown my chance until the fireworks started. So handheld it was. There's always next year.
We finally set up a sitting area in the porch part of the cottage and I love it. It's exactly what I wanted it to be. Grammy made those pillows for us months and months ago and now we can finally put them to use.
A few people had told us about Scargo Tower in Dennis, so we checked that out one afternoon. It's really not that big of a deal - just a small tower on top of a hill. If you're in the area, then it's worth the stop. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend traveling a great distance to climb it. There is a fresh water beach right next door with some swings and a picnic area. We stopped there for a bit too.
As seen from the top of the tower.
We ate dinner at Skipper Chowder House (also known as The Skipper) in South Yarmouth one night. It was super tasty and the lobster roll, which was packed with nice, fresh meat, was only $19. That's on the lower side around here.
More Cape photos and recaps coming soon.