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2021’s Final Sunset That Wasn’t, From The Hazy Knob – Slideshow

The Knob, New Year's Eve
Written by Brian Tarcy

FALMOUTH – Maybe it was fitting that the final sunset of 2021 was so hazy. In fact, it wasn’t really a sunset at all. It was more like a dimming of the lights as a final, subtle curtain call.

But it didn’t matter to us. We were at the Knob, one of our favorite places on Cape Cod, And the eerie end-of-the-year light made the horizon disappear, which made the Knob look almost like it was floating.

Of course, we weren’t the only ones who decided to trek to the Knob to watch the final sunset of the year. It was the sunset that wasn’t, as at least 20 people atop the Knob at one point could attest.

We found one creative photographer putting together a time lapse photo of the sunset for his kids. We took a photo of his photo.

And so now the year has come to an end, hazy as it all seems. We’re hoping that 2022 finally brings some clarity to the situation. Either way, we may have to join our new friends who we heard making plans to meet again at the Knob next year on New Year’s Eve.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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