Fine white sand, smooth, and mostly devoid of rocks, wonderful views and dramatic skies – I think I have found my favorite beach this winter. Kalmus Beach in Barnstable is located on Nantucket Sound and Lewis Bay in Hyannis. It was a warm (relatively speaking) morning today with the clouds occasionally moving aside for the blue skies to peek through, so off we went to explore. It is amazing what you can find within a half hour of home if you just go looking.
On the Sound side, the beach had fine, delicate shells that wash up from the sea; on the Lewis Bay side, scallop and oyster shells were scattered all over. (For marine science projects – this should be the first stop!)
The beach house/snack bar was a great subject for these photographs; above, looking toward it from Nantucket Sound. The clouds were quite cooperative today, adding a bit of depth to the sky.
Looking over the expanse toward the sound, a well known compound is off on the distant point.
The picnic tables set right by the dunes are so welcoming.
Such gentle dunes. These look toward Lewis Bay, right into the area of the Hyannis Ferry port.
I’m sure this is never empty in the summer.
On the way back toward the beach house and parking lot from the bay side, I couldn’t resist another shot of the house sitting by the dunes.
I will definitely be back several times before “Sticker Required” time is here.
Other than using two different cameras (thus, the color differences), I tried something a little bit different today with a few (not all) of these images. (No, I do not use Photoshop.)