Walkabouters Celebrate Summer Camp on Cape Cod
Eleven Cape Cod Walkabout enthusiasts spent a week walking in beautiful scenery on Cape Cod in mid June. The group flew from San Diego to Boston, where they were met by summer Cape resident and tour leader Dan Haslam. The group traveled all over the Cape on their rented van, including to the tip of the Cape to eclectic Provincetown. This is the home to plein air painting, celebrated for its glorious light. It’s a crowded, tourist town, but the walkers enjoyed busy Commercial Street and the Cape Cod National Shore and dunes.
In Hyannis, the largest town on the Cape, walkers strolled Main Street for an annual Fathers’ Day car show, had strawberry shortcake treats at Dan’s church and a pancake breakfast at his tiny condo. In Chatham, the group enjoyed a lighthouse, a close up walk on the Monomoy national park area, a diner lunch and several thrift shops.
While in Sandwich, the group did a drive-by of the oldest house on the Cape, a walk on the famous boardwalk, a visit to the glass museum, and a fabulous lunch at a tavern frequented by Danl Webster.
Walkabouters hit the road for a trip to Falmouth on the south shore of Nantucket Sound, for a boat ride to Martha’s Vineyard, where some took an island bus tour and others joined on a public bus to Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, home of colorful camp meeting cottages. Weather was spectacular on the trip, and the group took in a Cape League baseball game, an historic lecture at the Olde Colonial Court House in Barnstable, cocktails at Dan’s pool, and several thrift shops. En route back to Boston, the only rainy day, the group visited historic Plymouth, where the Mayflower II is ordinarily docked, but out for repairs. From early bird walks to picnic meals, celebrations and concerts, the group was kept busy and sent home tired!