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The Beauty of Cape Cod

Written by Matthew Moser, AmeriCorps member placed at the Dennis Conservation Trust

I knew where I was going when I joined Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod. I knew there was going to be tons of water all around me and beaches around every corner of the land. However, what I didn’t know was how magically beautiful Cape Cod was going to be.

Bird in fligth

Wave Collage
Waves at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham.

The first day I arrived at the Wellfleet House, some of us went out to visit a pond not far from our new home. The water was peaceful, except for some disturbance made by swimmers, and the view was just breathtaking. I have yet to realize that there was far more where that came from.

Highland Lighthouse

Sunset Collage
Sunsets in Wellfleet and Eastham.

In September, ACC had its first retreat of the year. We were housed at a Cape Cod National Seashore house, not far from Coast Guard Beach. The next morning, I went for a walk on the beach. The waves gently crashed against the shore, birds were hanging out in the water, and even the seals seemed to enjoy the early morning sun. The setting was perfect.

Dennis Oyster Farm
Dennis oyster farm.
Seals at CCNS
Seals at the Cape Cod National Seashore.