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Great Island, Great Afternoon – Slideshow

WELLFLEET – Some days are better than others. A Cape Cod summer day is always better than others.

After attending a “best night of the summer” Woodstock-like event that a group of lower Cape musicians called, Woo Woopalooza, we spent the next hot summer day walking part of Great Island. Then we took a right, found a beach, and went for a swim. Along the way, we saw an assortment of birds doing bird-like things, including one seagull who was having crab for lunch.

We became hungry. So we headed to our new favorite place an hour from home – The Pearl on Wellfleet Harbor. We had oysters and beer, and lucked into seeing a great Cape Cod band we had recently discovered, The Daggers.

Oh yeah, one more thing.

Before we left Great Island, we wandered past one of those “Kindness Rock” gardens – rocks with messages written on them.

We found one rock that inspired us more than all the others. It said:

“Never give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.”


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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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