I must begin with the lighthouse; after all, this is what the beach is named for. Nauset Light flashes both white and red, warning mariners of danger. Since construction in 1877, it has been moved multiple times, donated to the National Park Service and is now in the National Register of Historic Places – and – is also the logo for Cape Cod Potato Chips (according to Wikipedia).
Yesterday I highlighted the vistas of the beach; today, a look at the dunes.
To think that this sand will be taken by storms, tides and wind to nourish a different land mass or beach after all the years of being in this spot is fascinating.
Roots become exposed and plants eventually lose their grip and fall with the sand.
Layer upon layer of years hidden now exposed.
These look like sand avalanches. The vegetation is struggling to keep hold.
Sand spilling onto the structure.
Dune cliffs as far as you can see. I’ve noticed that the dunes on each beach are different, molded by the varying conditions at each location.
If you hadn’t guessed by now, I like the stairs as a way to show the size of the dunes. Notice the sand covering the bottom steps.
Now for more vistas……..
There is a small observation area at the top of the structure, a good addition, as you can’t help but stop to admire the view.
Smooth sand as far away as you can see. It was strange to see no rocks or shells; definitely a barefoot beach.
A variation on one of yesterday’s photos, the grand entrance.
I hope you enjoyed the trip to Nauset Light Beach.
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