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Birthday kayaking in Wellfleet

Written by Brian Tarcy

WELLFLEET – William Miller and Nicole Smith of Rutland had never been to Cape Cod before. “We got here today,” said Smith, on Monday. “We went to the campsite and set up, and then we came right here.”

Smith, 29, is from upstate New York. Miller, 25, is from Johnson City, Tennessee. He manages a restaurant and she is looking for work. They met when she went to college in Tennessee. They recently moved to Rutland. “It’s his birthday tomorrow,” said Smith. “I wanted to do something memorable.”

So they used their GPS in a town they’d never been in before, and followed a road they’d never been on before, to get to a town landing where they hoped they’d be able to launch their kayaks from, and they discovered this – the town landing at King Philip Road, Field Point in Wellfleet.

Something memorable… check.


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— Brian Tarcy


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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