A port generally overrun with boats of all kinds in season, Stage Harbor in Chatham was quite deserted on this wintry overcast day in January. It was interesting to see the slow pace of winter reflected in the commercial fishing/shell fishing business at the pier. There was minimal activity, but still many signs that fishing goes on despite the weather.
Off to the distance at the harbor entrance is Stage Harbor Light, a privately owned, working skeleton of a lighthouse. Since the lighthouse is about a mile walk along the shore, that’s a visit that can wait for another day.
Very few fishing boats were present, yet the inner harbor was crammed full with mooring balls off in the distance, waiting for their occupants to come out of hibernation.
I had wished for more colorful scenes, but that’s not to be lately. I did manage to find this yellow boat in the snow.
We can assume Stage Harbor pier’s fishermen are a cheerful bunch by the smiling face presented on the piling.
A great method of boat storage; this one won’t get away.
It was a pleasure to be able to walk around and capture the setting on this quiet winter day.
A pretty sight, but I wonder just how long this roof is going to stay in place; had Cape Cod received the amounts of snow found in other parts of the state, I’m sure this would have been the first to go.