Dog friendly hikes and exploring, mostly around New England. Our Adventures includes: waterfalls, the beach, conservation land, lighthouses, state parks, the woods, the mountains, statues, and castles.
Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Sandwich Marina in Sandwich, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod. The Sandwich Marina is a popular Marina in Cape Cod which opened in 1989 and is operated by the town of Sandwich Massachusetts.
We had a boat-filled Adventure to the Sandwich Marina, neighbor to the Sandwich Recreation Area. I debated posting a blog about a Marina but it is a lovely coastal spot, and often dog owners are looking for unusual locations to explore. I therefore thought I would share.
There was a paved sidewalk along the Marina and we also found a path along the shore. There were endless boats of all shapes and sizes, and several items of interest along the walk. We actually did two runs of this area making sure not to miss one thing. Wilma often wanted to go on the docks, and was curious of the sounds and voices throughout. It was quite picturesque and a nice place to stroll and capture a coastal scene. So glad we were able to Adventure to the Sandwich Marina today (This Adventure will not be rated).
Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Sandwich Recreation Area in Sandwich, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod. The Sandwich Recreation Area is part of the Cape Cod Canal providing one of the access points on the canal. The Area is popular for walking, fishing, and picnicking. It also contains the official Visitor Center for the Cape Cod Canal.
We had a sun-rising Adventure to the Sandwich Recreation Area, our first Adventure of many today. I often wonder why I arise at a ridiculous hour for a sunrise but instantly upon arrival I am reminded the reason for this decision. We arrived to brilliant clouds and a gorgeous scene. We began walking down the path along the Canal finding numerous fisherman lining the rocks. It was a nice cool morning but not too cold, really just perfect. We followed the sun and eventually arrived at a long jetty and a beach. I was thrilled as I did not know there was an official beach at this location, and shocked to find no other beach guests. We walked back and forth along the shore, discovered several trails nearby, and of course took some time to explore the jetty. Wilma was quite enthused by the scene, new smells, and the happiness the coast sends to all. We spent our time exploring and I took endless photographs of the lovely sky. Such a tranquil morning. We then returned down the trail and explored the other section of this Area, again lined with fishermen. A perfect way to start our day (Rating: 4).
Today Wilma, My Mom, and I Adventured to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Cape Cod is a peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern corner of Massachusetts. It is a popular summer destination known for the laid-back lifestyle. Cape Cod draws tourists for its beaches, lighthouses, ponds, villages, and the seafood shacks and restaurants.
We had a relaxing Adventure to Cape Cod today. We were able to visit: the Green Briar Nature Center, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Nobska Lighthouse, and Nobska Beach. We have visited all of these locations previously, although it was Wilma’s first for several. These locations included: gardens, a fabulous lighthouse, and a lovely beach. Unfortunately the Lighthouse was under some construction, but we still enjoyed our visit. I decided to do a photo collage of all of these four stops combined all in one! If you have any questions about the photographs, or locations feel free to contact me on the contact form, or in the comments. A beautiful day with wonderful company (Rating: 4).
Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Dexter Grist Mill in Sandwich, Massachusetts. The Dexter Grist Mill is a historic landmark in Sandwich, part of Cape Cod Massachusetts. The Dexter Grist Mill was built in the 1600s and was later restored. It continues to be is a working Mill, and sells freshly ground cornmeal. It is open for admission seasonally.
We had a refreshing Adventure to the Dexter Grist Mill. I was enlivened to visit the Mill as I had read about it in the past, and finally had it scheduled on our list of Adventures. Upon arrival we walked around the neighborhood before returning to the Mill for our unofficial tour. The Mill property was much more compact then I had imagined, but quite picturesque. We headed over the bridge seeing the water flowing from above. To the left we located the Shawme Pond while to the right the centerpiece of the Mill. There was a rock fence, bright green grass, and a red tree adding great texture and color to the scene. We spent some time posing in front of the Mill, relaxing in the grass, and wandering around to check out the pond view. Such a pleasant and unique location. So glad we could visit the Dexter Grist Mill (Rating: 4).
Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Durgin Covered Bridge in Sandwich, New Hampshire. The Durgin Covered Bridge traverses the Cold River. It was built in 1869 and is one of the few surviving 19th century covered bridges in New Hampshire.
We had a short Adventure to the Durgin Covered Bridge, on a day of numerous Adventures. Upon arrival to the Durgin Bridge we spotted a not so friendly dog down the street, and although on leash, the owner appeared to be struggling to maintain control. I therefore felt a bit uneasy about this location, and we did not stay as long as I would have otherwise.
My initial plan was to head to the River to see the Bridge from below. It was not incredibly easy to arrive at the water’s edge but we managed to stumble down an overgrown path to reach this goal. As per my usual, unusual (haha), I decided to wade through the water with the pups, a nice cool down on this warm day. The rocks were round and colorful, adding lovely shades to the clear flowing River. Shadow took a minute to lay down, while Wilma quickly found a rock to pose on. The Bridge was beautiful and scenic. It was challenging to get a full panoramic view, a little cloudy, and in addition to my worries of the unfriendly, furry neighbor my photos were far from representative of this lovely spot. However it really was a pretty Bridge. So glad we could Adventure to the Durgin Covered Bridge today (Rating: 4).
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 2014 Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I Adventured to Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Town Neck Beach is reached by a long, wooden boardwalk over a marshy-like area. The Beach provides views of the Cape Cod canal. As most of you are aware, Sandwich is part of Cape Cod.
We had a beautiful Adventure to the Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts. I clearly remember being absolutely awed at the beauty of the boardwalk, with the clear water below, and scenic marsh views. It was a very windy day, which added some Adventure to our stroll down the narrow boardwalk. The boardwalk was quiet, which was appreciated as my two large dogs took up most of the diameter. I greatly enjoyed this unusual pathway to the Beach.
Upon arrival at the end of the boardwalk we were high above the beach, providing lovely views. We made our way down the stairs and enjoyed our time at the shore walking, digging, posing, and relaxing. We were able to find someone to take photos of all four of us. This is something I remember vividly as Shadow and Buster were attempting to wrestle each other during several of the photographs making me chuckle. (One of the photos below you can see the beginning of their shenanigans). It was really a wonderful day, and a location I will always remember. I definitely hope to be back at the Town Neck Beach in the future (Rating: Throwback Adventures will not always be rated.)