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Nauset Light Beach – Celebrating Sunrise

Written by Brian Tarcy

EASTHAM – It’s the same old same old on Nauset Light Beach, where the sun rises in the east over the ocean. This is how the day begins on Cape Cod. Vast. Empty. Breathtaking.

While there is a rhythm to every morning, the glory of sunrise here feels something like a private celebration.

The lighthouse is all decked out for Christmas. It just another reminder that a morning like this is the truest gift of all.


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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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