Our plan was to ride from home, camp in Anisquam, and take the morning Ferry from Gloucester to Provincetown, however, we were too late reserving a campsite, so a friend brought us and our bikes to Gloucester for the ferry.
On our way out of Gloucester Harbor, we passed the US Coast Guard Eagle, which was docked in Gloucester for some festivities.
Gloucester Harbor - the US Coast Guard Eagle
Gloucester Harbor - the Schooner Thomas Lannon
Approaching Provincetown Harbor
Sailboat - approaching Provincetown Harbor
We did a little loop in Provincelands, picked up some maps and a book, 'Short Bike Rides - Cape Cod, Nantucket & the Vinyard', at the Visitors' Center, and proceeded to bicycle ourselves and our gear to the campground in Brewster.
From our campsite in Brewster, we would do little day-tours, exploring the sights and the bikepaths of the Cape. We were stopped dead here, though - no pontoons :D
Judy at Nauset
Eastham, MA - Coast Guard Beach - Coast Guard Station
Eastham, MA - Coast Guard Beach - Judy at Coast Guard Station
Eastham, MA - Coast Guard Beach - Judy Looking toward the Outermost House
Eastham, MA - The Outermost House
Eastham, MA - Coast Guard Beach - Judy
Eastham, MA - Nauset Marsh - Judy
We left our campsite, rode to Hyannis, and boarded the Ferry for a few days on Nantucket.
Our B&B on Nantucket - The Union Street Inn
Nantucket - Sankaty Head Light
Nantucket - One of the many lovely Bike/Rail Trails on Cape Cod
On the ferry, leaving Nantucket Harbor
On the Rail Trail from Dennis to Brewster
On the Rail Trail from Dennis to Brewster - Bike Rotary! near Harwich
Our Campsite In Brewster - Yes, we brought all that gear on our bikes!
On Our Way to Chatham - Stage Harbor Light
On our way to Chatham - Artist near Stage Harbor
Chatham Harbor Docks - We bought a fresh swordfish steak here, which we barbecued at the campsite - best swordfish steak we ever ate!
Chatham Chamber of Commerce
Brewster, MA - Having broken camp, we bid farewell to Shady Knoll Campground, and strike off for Provincetown and the ferry back to Gloucester.
After disembarking from the ferry in Gloucester, we rode to Eden Pines Inn in Rockport, where we were treated the next morning to this sunrise over the twin lighthouses, stalwart sentinels of Thatcher Island.
Judy bids farewell to Thatcher Island. We had a lovely breakfast, and slowly rode home, stopping at the Clam Box in Ipswich for lunch and some of the best fried clams we had ever tasted. (Bicycling does wonders for the appetite.) :)
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