Posted on 16 Jul 2021 by Steve Markham
The final stop on the Awesome Camping Trip was Nickerson State Park, on Cape Cod. We have been to Nickerson before, in 2019, so we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do, and high expectations for how awesome it would be. We were not disappointed in the slightest.
We left Acadia Tuesday afternoon, and had a seafood and ice cream dinner at Cobie’s before setting up camp.
Breakfast on Wednesday was fried bagel sandwiches, with less butter than usual.
The name of the game on Cape Cod is Beaches Beaches Beaches. Wednesday he hit Herring Cove and Race Point, since those were nearest to the whale watching tour that some of the Youngs went on. We made a tactical error at the first beach, and didn’t apply sunscreen right away. The consequences didn’t appear until the following day, but they definitely appeared:(
In an effort to use up the food we had brought, we had “freeze dried buffet” for dinner.
On Thursday we started out at Crosby Beach. It was pretty much just how I remember it from 2019–miles of beach and very shallow water, bad smells, interestingly disgusting critters in the water.
Lewis and I walked back a little earlier than the others. We stopped for five minutes (with a timer) to watch the tide come in across the very flat grade. Lewis was bored at first, but once he saw what was happening, he wanted two more timers.
We spent the afternoon boogie boarding at Head of the Meadows. It was our favorite spot in 2019, and remains so. This time we found a little dip in the shoreline that made for excellent boogie boarding. I was in the water a lot of the time, hence not many pictures.
On Friday we packed up, said farewell to the Youngs, and departed by 10am. We got home with no groceries, so we did some harvesting in the garden. Between our basil, tomatoes, peas, and cucumbers, we put together pasta with pesto and some delicious veggies to snack on. What a fun trip!