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First Encounter Beach Fingerprint Sand Art – Slideshow

First Encounter Beach
Written by Brian Tarcy

EASTHAM – The waves in the sand of First Encounter Beach create fingerprint-like marks that disappear into eternity when the tide comes in.

And just as every fingerprint is different, different spots of the sand in the receding tide had unique lines one recent afternoon.

And in the puddles of ocean that remained, tiny waves shimmied in the wind.

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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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