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Race Point Full Moon Rise Over The Old Life Saving Station – Slideshow

Race Point Moonrise
Written by Brian Tarcy

PROVINCETOWN – Watching the first of two August full moons – the sturgeon supermoon – rise on a warm evening on Race Point Beach was a treat.

Even after sunset, the beach was a lively place. It was a perfect summer evening. There were a few fires burning with folks gathered around them. A family roasted marshmallows, while soft conversation and laughter drifted into the air.

A fishing boat went slowly by and a calm, temperate utopian sense of postcard-perfect wonder rolled in off the repetitive soft sounds of the small ocean waves.

I found the moon, first from the parking lot and then I strategically placed myself on the beach to get the moon’s rise behind the Old Life Saving Station. It was something like perfect.

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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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