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A Shack With Elbow Room At Chatham Lighthouse Beach – Slideshow

CHATHAM – The shack, seemingly some sort of artist’s installation, caught us off guard. We’d been to Chatham Lighthouse Beach many times before but finally decided to wander all the way to what we perceived to be the actual elbow of Cape Cod.

On the way, we saw boats, frisbee players, and a few folks wandering the beach. Not unexpected, but the shack was. Around the bend away from the crowded beach on a beautiful walk, and there it was. What was it? We wandered in for a closer look.

So on the Thursday before the Memorial Day weekend craziness begins, we found a beach with room to ourselves and another new Cape Cod discovery. It was fantastic.

What a day to be in Chatham. It began with our favorite fish sandwich on Cape Cod, at the Chatham Fish Pier, and then we went looking for the elbow, where we saw waves from different directions crossing paths. We could have watched it all day. We are easily amused that way.

For more photos from across Cape Cod, please see Scenic Cape

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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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