Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cape Cod Mini-Vacation

I thought I'd post a few photos from our mini-vacation up to visit friends at the Cape! Our good friends, Mary and Ted invited us to spend a few days at Cazzy's Cape House! While I do have a picture of the house. Here are a few pictures we snapped on our trip. Doesn't this lighthouse look like an Edward Hopper painting? I looked up Edward Hopper's lighthouses and this is not the one he painted. Perhaps I'll give it a go. This lighthouse was located on a strip of land that is only accessible by boat or certain off-road vehicles. We passed it on our whale watch cruise from Barnstable Harbor.

The Whale Watch was fantastic. We witnessed at least ten individual humpbacks frolicking around the Stellwagen Bank (I'm not sure about the spelling here). I do believe this individual is Salt, the most famous humpback of the area. The Marine Mammal Conservancy has been tracking her since the 1970s. In the foreground is her newest calf. I have a lot more whale tail pictures! I'll probably crop some of them when I get around to playing on the desktop.
We stayed in the quaint village of Harwich Port. The Harwich Port Harbor looked golden as we passed it just before sunset. I decided to walk back with my camera to snap a few more pictures! Maybe a painting or two will come out of these photos. It is always fun to revisit places through painting them. I have more pics, but blogger seems to be "limiting" me. We visited two other friends on the way up to the Cape. My good friend Stefanie in West Milford, New Jersey and our good friend and former boss, Linda in Milford, Connecticut. This was a driving trip to visit old friends that we haven't seen in 15-25 years, but still love. It was nice to also catch a few sights along the way.


dive said...

What a beautiful place, Neetzy. That lighthouse is SO Edward Hopper!
And you saw whales! WOOHOO! What a wonderful way to spend a mini-vacation.

Maria said...

I always wanted to live in a place EXACTLY like the house in your first photo.

neetzy said...


I think Hopper did paint this, but from a slightly different angle! I have a picture of this in my classroom. I think I had a student cut it out of a calendar so she deleted the title! The whales were awesome!


How are you? Isn't this lighthouse amazing? Cape Cod is beautiful.

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