Sunday, July 21, 2013

Finally Rain and a Break in the Heat

Although Cape Cod escaped the severe thunderstorms they had in Rhode Island, it looks like we're in for a rainy day today... although there were breaks in the clouds this morning (in between raindrops.)

At least there's finally a break in the heat wave.

Thanks to all who made it to the annual association meeting on Friday night. A quorum was reached, and although no momentous decisions were discussed or voted on, it's a requirement in our bylaws that we gather all together once a year to discuss what's going on in the neighborhood, how our dues are being spent, and bring any issues up for debate.

It was good to see everyone. The next official neighborhood party is the annual Kids Party, held the first weekend in August. More details soon.

In the meantime, stay cool!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Along the Herring River

 Old Mill Point is situated along the Herring River, a vista we often ignore in favor of Nantucket Sound. But the river offers its own beauty and grace.

The Herring River winds its way through salt marsh swamps north of Route 28, then widens as it approaches the ocean, allowing for boat moorings, docks, swimming, fishing, and quiet beauty, especially in the early morning.

When it finally races out along the jetty to greet the ocean, it's become a wide path, almost an extension of Nantucket Sound separated by a few granite boulders... bearing little resemblance to the quiet waters wending their way through tall sea grass just a few miles upriver.

This week will be sunny, hot and humid. Here's hoping you're somewhere you can enjoy the water and the ocean breezes... like here, on Cape Cod.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

And the fog rolls in...

The weather for the next few days doesn't look too promising.... good weather to read, shop, play cards... at least it won't be ninety degrees!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fourth of July Parade, Old Mill Point style!

It was a beautiful day for a parade.

The annual Fourth of July neighborhood parade kicked off promptly at 6 p.m., starting at Sam and Jenn Massoni's home on Pine Way, led by a decorated white SUV blasting music.

The number of parade marchers seemed markedly increased - much to the delight of spectators! Lots of decorated bikes, trikes and scooters, as well a a few wagons and strollers made their way through The Point - around Strandway, down Riverway and back to the starting point for popsicles and awards - but from where I was standing, every one of these kids was a winner!


Happy Fourth of July 2013!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fourth of July, Cape Cod Style

The Fourth of July on Cape Cod conjures lots of classic images, of simpler pleasures and simpler times. Of parades large and small - from the humongous Chatham Parade Extravaganza to the neighborhood parades that can be found in so many towns and villages across Cape Cod. Including right here in our own Old Mill Point.

This year's parade will kick off at the corner of Sea Way and Pine Lane in front of Sam and Jenn Massoni's home. Parade enthusiasts should gather at 5:50 for a prompt 6 p.m. start. There will be prizes awarded and popsicles for all!

There are plenty of beach parties and craft fairs to attend, as well as sparkling ocean views and fabulous displays of fireworks ... there's something for everyone on Cape Cod in the summertime, but especially at Fourth of July.

Even though the Fourth of July lands on a Thursday this year, the fun lasts all week on the Cape. And especially throughout the long holiday weekend. The annual Harwich July Craft Fair will be going on July 5th through the 7th - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - at Brooks Park at the corner of Main Street and Oak Street.

I will be at Brooks Park Saturday morning in a tent with a gaggle of local authors, and copies of SON OF A MERMAID to sign and sell. If you happen to be on Cape Cod for the holiday week or weekend, stop by and say hi - I'd love to chat with you!