Rowboat on Salt Pond

GPS: 41.834936 -69.973278 SALT POND Salt Pond is located in Eastham, Massachusetts. It’s actually a “kettle pond”, which means a depression in the earth created when the glaciers of the last ice age receded some 18,000 years ago. It was originally a freshwater pond, but over time, the ocean broke through the barrier, turning it […]

Nauset Lighthouse

GPS: 41.860238 -69.952836 EASTHAM Eastham is located in Barnstable County on Cape Cod, with a population of around 5,000 residents. The area was originally settled by the Nauset tribe, which explains why the name Nauset appears frequently in both business and place names around the area. The town is discussed in some detail in Henry […]

Boston Skyline

BOSTON If you live in New England, you probably already know much about the city of Boston. As the capital city of Massachusetts, it’s the most populated city in both Massachusetts and in all of New England. It’s also one of the oldest cities in the country, founded in 1630 by those strict Puritan settlers […]

Race Point Light

GPS: 42.062001 -70.244716 PROVINCETOWN Provincetown is the flamboyant little town that sits on the extreme northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A small coastal resort town with a year-round population of some 3000 residents, Provincetown can grow to 60,000 people with tourists and seasonal residents over the summer months. Provincetown is forever preserved in our colonial history […]

Annisquam Light

Annisquam Light after sunset

GPS: 42.660900 -70.679967 ANNISQUAM VILLAGE These days, it’s all part of Gloucester, Massachusetts. But once upon a time, Annisquam Village competed with Gloucester in the fishing and shipbuilding trades. The village was founded on the eastern side of the Annisquam River in 1631, its name given in honor of Queen Anne of England (hence Cape […]

The Grist Mill Pond

GPS: 42.357308 -71.475787 WAYSIDE INN The Wayside Inn is the oldest operating Inn in the country. Established as Howe’s Tavern in 1716, it’s now a Massachusetts Historic Landmark. The Inn is also known as Longfellow’s Wayside Inn to capitalize on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Tales of a Wayside Inn”, a book of poems published in 1863 […]

Allens Pond

Sun rising over rocks near East Beach in Westport

GPS: 41.507315 -71.020606  WESTPORT The town of Westport lies in southwestern Massachusetts, close to the Rhode Island border. The area is best known for its south-facing beaches, which are popular attractions during the summer months. If you enjoy photographs of this region, I encourage you to visit the website of fellow photographer, Bryan Bzdula. Bryan […]

Jetty No More

Old wooden pier at Falmouth Heights

GPS: 41.530851 -70.645598 FALMOUTH Falmouth is located on Upper Cape Cod in Massachusetts. At over 30,000 residents, it’s the largest municipality on the Cape behind Barnstable. The island of Martha’s Vineyard is close to its southern shore, just across the narrow Vineyard Sound. The town was first settled by English colonists in 1660, named after […]

Autumn at Bell’s Neck

Color at marsh on Cape Cod

GPS: 41.680301 -70.111653 CAPE COD MARSHES Foliage on Cape Cod? You bet. In autumn, the Cape offers up much more than just sandy beaches. And a lot of the action happens around marshes. In the years of settlers, the forests on the Cape were cleared to near extinction — Henry David Thoreau wrote about it […]

Moon over Wood End

Full moon rising over Wood End Light

GPS: 42.021218 -70.193485 WOOD END LIGHTHOUSE Wood End Lighthouse sits on the elbow of the sandbar surrounding Provincetown Harbor in Massachusetts. The little lighthouse is secluded from the crowds, its primary access involving a walk across a fairly long and strenuous breakwater. Given its outlying location, there are no obstructions to disrupt its photogenic charm. […]