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Chasing A Sunbeam & Whales At Race Point Beach – Slideshow

Sunbeam at Race Point Beach
Written by Brian Tarcy

PROVINCETOWN – The very first things I saw were the whales. Three puffs out in the ocean. I saw them from the parking lot at the Race Point Beach.

I was barely out of my car, looking out between the dunes. Did I just see what I think I saw? I did. The pathway to the beach showed people standing, staring out in one direction. As I approached, I was told about the whales.

It turned out, I already knew about them.

Unfortunately, as I rushed down the beach chasing the sunbeam that held the feeding whales, they seemed to be moving on.

But I saw them. And I even have some fuzzy photographic evidence, along with a  very detailed memory.

As for my time in the sunbeam at Race Point Beach; the phrase “communing with nature” kept coming to mind.

It was a pretty good day.

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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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