ORLEANS – A November beach day. Nauset Beach in November. Seriously.
“It’s a gift day,” said Wayne Pacheco of Hopkinton and Orleans.
Somewhere with palm trees and warmer weather, there was a different kind of spectacular beach day in November. Perhaps arguably better.
“We just saw a fish jump right before our very eyes,” said Marilyn Roache of Harwich. “And a seal. Here we see the unexpected.”
Nauset Beach in November is, according to some visitors to the beach, full of the unexpected. “We like how the beach is always changing,” said Cecilia Jenkins of Boston. “There’s always something new to look at.”
“Everyday is different,” said Roache, who was with her family, including her granddaughter, Vivian, who is 4. “It puts things in perspective and it makes you appreciate life itself.”
“It’s nice to hang out here,” said Allison Pacheco, 7, of Hopkinton and Orleans. She has been to this beach before. “I like the clouds, the water, the seals, and once I saw an actual shark,” she said.
Meanwhile, Layla, a 7-year-old golden retriever, chased a tennis ball on the beach and sometimes looked for the ball in the water, once laying down in the wake until her family coaxed her out.
“She pretty much bugs us all until we go to the beach,” said Lizzy Jenkins of Boston. Jenkins, who works at an advertising agency, said she often visits in the summer. The vista now, she said, was, “much more gray. The water is a completely different color.”
“It’s serene,” said Joe Roache of Harwich.
For now. Nothing stays the same. On Cape Cod, maybe, it’s more obvious than other places. But only if you take the time to pay attention.
“Honestly, we avoid this place during the season,” said Wayne Pacheco, who does pay attention. “But now? This certainly beats sitting in front of a TV.”
— Brian Tarcy