After my bike ride with Emily, we all drove over to Coast Guard Beach. Rich and the A Team had picked us up at Arnold's in Eastham and this beach is nearby. Just a quick note on Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar. We've eaten here several times (seafood) and it's quite tasty. If you're thinking of ordering a side of their famous onion rings, go for the small. The large is huge and it seems like whenever we eat there, we see other guests walking back to their tables with enormous mounds of onion rings on their trays and a shocked look on their faces.
Okay back to the beach. Coast Guard Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Because of its location, the water temperature is cooler than beaches near our cottage. The water also tends to be a bit rougher than what the girls would like for swimming.
We always read the board as it can contain important information. See the drawing of the sandbar and rip currents?
The girls spent almost the entire visit in the water. Anna has named it her favorite beach. The water was nice and clear with no seaweed.
Emily attempting to outrun a wave. Her expression tells it all.
This guy was flying over the ocean. Death wish, perhaps?
Last weekend, we drove to Truro to visit Head of the Meadow Beach, which is also part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Unfortunately, it began raining shortly after our arrival so we packed up, drove around for a bit and then headed back towards the cottage. Along the way, we stopped at the Salt Pond Visitors Center and watched a few of the short, educational films and walked around the museum.
We stopped at the Knack in Orleans for dinner. This place has the best burgers! I'm not a big red meat eater to begin with but I hardly ever order a burger when we eat out because I've been disappointed too many times. I went with the classic cheeseburger and it was fabulous. I also asked for it to be cooked all the way through as I don't want to see any pink, and they did just as I requested. A huge pet peeve of mine is ordering a burger well done and the middle is pink.
I have to say that, sadly, the bathroom situation at this beach was no bueno. Apparently, the original bathhouse burnt down so there are temporary bathrooms in place.
The girls are convinced that a few days after we visit a beach where sharks are more likely to be seen, there's a shark sighting. And they seem to be correct.