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Winds Pick Up Off Chatham–Winter’s Coming

Laura M. Reckford
Written by Laura M. Reckford



CHATHAM – A never-fail place for a can-you-believe-we-live-here view is at Lighthouse Beach in Chatham.

This time of year, the lighthouse is festooned with a giant wreath. It keeps watch over the perspective: the harbor, layers of sandbars dotted with seals and the churning Atlantic Ocean beyond.

Just watching the fishing boats maneuver through the channel thick with white caps is enough to keep the viewer on edge, anxious with interest.

The lay of the land is windblown scrub dotted with bright red berries and yellow leaves, with chirping terns providing the background chorus.

Standing out in the elements, the wind picks up to a stern blow.

Bundle up, winter’s coming.




About the author

Laura M. Reckford

Laura M. Reckford

Laura M. Reckford is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. She has been a reporter and editor on Cape Cod for more than 20 years in magazines, newspapers and radio. She has also authored numerous Frommer's Travel Guide editions on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

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