What a fantastic way to start the journey of a lifetime.* This pretty little bungalow in Chatham was our home away from home on Cape Cod for 10 days. Very convenient location, close to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, Short ‘n’ Sweet ice cream shop, and a local beach.
A year ago when we were first thinking about and planning the trip, we had no idea we’d be exploring by bike. But thanks to good health, good bikes, good planning (by Michael), good weather, and good trails, biking has been the best way to see the island. (Yes, Cape Cod ISLAND. When I referred to Cape Cod as “the mainland” to a Martha’s Vineyard ferry operator, he corrected me, saying that the Cape Cod Canal has changed the Cape Cod peninsula to an island. Who knew? By shortening the coastal passage and avoiding rough seas around the “arm,” it has saved countless lives.)
We’ve eaten lobster in Provincetown
…taken a beach visit in Nantucket…
…done a lighthouse tour of Martha’s Vineyard
…made a side trip to Chappaquiddick and the infamous bridge
…enjoyed a glorious sunset near Woods Hole
…dipped our toes in the ocean near Dennis
…and watched seals in Chatham
…all from the comfort (sort of) of our bicycle seats.
Over 150 miles in 6 days of riding. The absolute BEST way to see Cape Cod.
Now it’s back to Keuka and on with our eight-month adventure.
*Yes, the trip to Cape Cod was the first leg of our trip, but we just didn’t have this blog ready to go. Moving forward, things are in chronological and geographical order, we hope.