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Ice Skating On Eel Pond

Brian Tarcy
Written by Brian Tarcy

WOODS HOLE – Endless winter looks like this: ice skating on Eel Pond. “My husband saw it frozen in the 70s,” said a woman ice skating at sunset on Eel Pond. “I’ve been here 27 years, and I’ve never seen it like this,” she said.Ice Skating Eel Pond

Ice skating on Eel Pond in Woods Hole.

Ice skating on Eel Pond in Woods Hole.

The skater said her name was Pam, and declined to give her last name. Her husband declined to give his first name but his silent enthusiasm for skating was identity enough for us.

Meanwhile David Domingos, of Falmouth, walked onto Eel Pond with his wife, Darlene. Earlier, they had seen hockey players clearing the ice. By the time that David and Darlene arrived at the pond, it was getting dark so they decided not to skate.

But they had to walk onto it. “You don’t get too many chances to stand on Eel Pond,” said David.

Darlene described the frozen pond as, “Mother Nature Extreme.”

“It’s pretty special to see it frozen,” said David. “It’s one of those experiences you won’t get too  many times in a lifetime.”

 

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— Brian Tarcy

About the author

Brian Tarcy

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 at Whatzgonnahappen.com

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