On Cape Cod, dune fences are everywhere. Man’s attempt at keeping the sand off the roads and parking lots is sometimes successful, sometimes not. You can see here that the sand drifts over the parking lot at Nauset Beach despite the protection of the fencing.
These structures are found in varying stages of repair or disrepair and it can be a challenge to make these strung together pieces of wood look good in a photograph. I like lines and perspective, so most all beach structures are interesting and fun to capture.
I think what is most fun is that no two are alike, and none are really straight. This one seems to work quite well, as the sand is piled three quarters of the way up on one end. I also noticed that none of the telephone poles are actually straight here. I’m sure this is due to the winds that blow directly off the Atlantic Ocean.
This makes you wonder what is over the dunes…I think the dark clouds and the peaceful sand are a great contrast.
I have never seen a zig zagging fence before, and I like it. It is not as easy to photograph as you might think. At the wrong angle, it doesn’t look much like a fence at all, but a jumble of wood.
Then there are the various walkways, which I find very appealing. A little added interest in a photograph, for who wants to just look at beaches all the time? (Grin)
The Gazebo again by the parking lot at Nauset Beach; this shot is at the opposite end of the lot from where I shot the top image.
This is but one of the gorgeous beaches of the National Seashore; I hope to visit more Cape Cod beaches and sights as I go along. Perhaps by springtime, I’ll find a guide or two in a few different locations to point me to some new areas. Chatham, Sandwich, and the other Cape Cod towns…….. please send ideas or suggestions along in the comments section!