Cape Cod’s beauty never ceases to amaze us. Even in the depth of a rare deep-freeze, the Cape’s natural beauty was abundant. We took a trip down to Barnstable Harbor to show some friends our lovely Millway Beach, and to view the impressive barrier beach, Sandy Neck, which protects our marshes from storms. A view of this barrier beach is always a treat, especially over the holidays, when the Sandy Neck Lighthouse is decked out with a huge Christmas wreath!
We walked the beach (quickly, it was cold!), and were smitten by the ice sculpture show. Our breath was taken away by the show (and the cold) – it was better than many art galleries we’ve visited.
Afterwards, we went to the nearby Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern for a hot toddy to warm us up. Their tavern, with its relaxed ambience and plentiful woodwork, is a cozy setting for good conversation; check out their February 2013 special tastings at http://www.barnstablerestaurant.com A pleasant end to a pleasant day.
The Cape’s year-round natural beauty re-enforces why it’s a special place to come, anytime of the year.