Saturday, August 25, 2012
Above (top) was taken while coming back into Marblehead Harbor while the second photo was taken in the evening at First Encounter Beach in Eastham. Did you know the beach's name comes from the "fact" that this was the first place the pilgrims encountered the Native Americans. Not sure how much truth there is to this but its a good story. Its odd that either the Pilgrims landed somewhere on the Cape Cod National Seashore and did not encounter the locals until they walked nearly 4 miles across the cape OR that the pilgrims sailed around Provincetown and all the way down the coast to Eastham before anchoring their boat. You would think after a long journey across the Atlantic you would have anchored off Provincetown just to get out and stretch your legs rather than continuing to sail. Its not like they new about this beach and said "Yeah I see that piece of land but a buddy told me there was a real nice beach to watch the sunset 15 miles farther south"