This delightful scene gives a sense of summer, despite being a January day. Welcome to Chatham Lighthouse Beach. Beyond the beach is the ever changing barrier beach, Nauset Spit, which storms have split and therefore altered waterways.
High atop the hill looking down over to the right, many people were visible taking a stroll along this huge expanse of sand.
It may be worth it for those who want more info to view Chatham on a map for an idea of the vast area or to read about the constantly changing sands.
At the entrance at the top of the stairs this series of warnings is posted. In a nutshell, it can be quite a danger zone with the extreme conditions that can exist here. Not so this day, or so it appears.
I will have more on Chatham Lighthouse later; this beacon shines its light every 10 seconds to warn mariners of the dangers. This shot is the view from on the beach looking up.
From the top of the hill, this is facing toward Chatham Harbor.
The Chatham Harbor inlet where the waves are crashing over the sandbar out at the end of the spit. This is a unique and beautiful spot.