CHATHAM – Through the years while visiting various beaches on Cape Cod, we have run across a dredge pipe several times on several beaches. We have seen the dredging barge too.
But our recent visit to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge was our first time finding the end of the pipe and seeing a beach be replenished.
We were intrigued. The seagulls seemed to dig it too.
We found ourselves at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge after driving past a nearly full parking lot at Lighthouse Beach in Chatham. That had been our first plan for a walk to relieve a bit of Covid-19 stress, but a nearly full parking lot seemed a bit counterproductive to the idea of social distancing. So we drove on.
And we’re glad we did. For one thing, we saw this dredge pipe in a spectacular setting, even if the conditions were dreary.
We saw a few people from far away, but it was our kind of place during this kind of time. It offered something like solitude. And actually, chasing photos in spots of nature across Cape Cod gives us a rare opportunity to brag because we were doing social distancing before it was cool.
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