April 25, 2020 – Eastham Windmill – Massachusetts

Today Wilma, and I Adventured to the Eastham Windmill in Eastham, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod.  The Eastham Windmill is the oldest working Windmill in Cape Cod.   The Windmill was built in 1680 in Plymouth, and moved numerous times before arriving at the current location.  As expected the Windmill has been restored over the years.  It currently is open to the public in summer months providing tours of the operation.  The Eastham Windmill also fresh-ground cornmeal which is sold to the community.

We had a special Adventure to the Eastham Windmill as this was our first ever Adventure to a Windmill!  The Windmill was the centerpiece of the Town Center, located in a small park.  It was surrounded by rustic fencing, and many benches around the border.  We began exploring at the official sign of the Windmill, at the forefront of the Park.  The nearby fencing was lined with gorgeous, bright white and yellow daffodils, sending my mind to thoughts of Dutch culture.  After appreciating these pretty spring flowers we found another opening and headed straight to the Eastham Windmill.  The Windmill was quite picturesque, and very tall.  We viewed it from all angles, even  discovering small Christmas lights on the turbines.  Such a marvelous, and distinctive structure.

After snapping endless photographs, as per our usual custom we sauntered past the Windmill over to a small gazebo, and a radiant “Memorial Buoy Tree”.  These Memorial was devoted to a local resident who had passed.  Such a beautiful tribute that clearly has been treasured by his dedicated communicated.

I am not sure if you are thrilled to learn but we might have a new theme for our future Adventures.   Well, not really theme, don’t you worry, but we do look forward to visiting other Windmills in the future.  So delighted we could discover the Eastham Windmill today (Rating:  3.5)

 

April 25, 2020 – Three Sisters Lighthouses – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Three Sisters Lighthouses in Eastham, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod.  These three fifteen foot towers were built in 1836, The Nauset Lights.  They later became referred to as The Three Sisters as they were said to appear as woman who were wearing white dresses and black hats.  The Three Sisters fell into the sea, and were replaced by twenty foot towers.  They eventually were decommissioned and purchased and restored by the National Park Service.  The National Park Service provides regular tours are available.

We had a fun Adventure to the Three Sisters Lighthouses on a warm and sunny April day.  I was excited to locate these lighthouses, as there are few left in Massachusetts that I have not yet discovered.  I spotted them as we drove by but it appeared the parking was closed so we parked at the nearby beach, soon locating the path labeled “Three Sisters Lighthouses.  We walked down a nice paved path, past several homes before arriving at the Three Sisters Lighthouses.  The Lighthouses were simple, yet unique, and pretty in their own way.  They were located near one another, standing out well from the bright green grass.  We visited each lighthouse checking out the details, each very similar to one another.  My little hound Wilma was quite overtaken by smells in the area, and enjoyed quite the nasal sensory experience (haha).  We had this location to ourselves, and took our time exploring.  There were several picnic tables, some beautiful bright yellow forsythias and an educational kiosk.  So glad we discovered the Three Sisters Lighthouses today, quite a unique trio (Rating:  3.5)

 

Throwback Adventure – Nauset Lighthouse/Nauset Beach Lighthouse – Massachusetts

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

In April of 2017 Shadow, My Mom, and I Adventured to the Nauset Lighthouse (also referred to as the Nauset Beach Lighthouse) in Eastham, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod.  The Nauset Lighthouse was restored and relocated back in 1923.  The Nauset Light Preservation Society currently maintains the Lighthouse and through private donations funded the restoration and relocation of the lighthouse.  The Lighthouse has benches nearby and is located adjacent to the Nauset Light Beach.

We had a dark spring-day Adventure to the Nauset Lighthouse, one of the many stops on a getaway to Cape Cod.  I always am pleased to find a Lighthouse with unique features, and the Nauset Lighthouse definitely did not disappoint.  We wandered up to the Lighthouse and around, glad to find the spot all to ourselves.  It was a brown spring day but the bright red on the Lighthouse added the perfect touch.  We located a photo frame nearby of which you could pose with the Lighthouse, a fun little feature for tourists and Adventurists like ourselves.  A delightful visit to the Nauset Lighthouse (Rating:  4).