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Sky Meets Sea at Great Island, Wellfleet – Slideshow + VIDEO

WELLFLEET – One thing that always amazes me at the height of summer on Cape Cod is that, with a bit of work, I can almost always find a stretch of beach to myself. So it was on Great Island on Wednesday afternoon.

I saw a handful of others on my hike, but essentially I had my own private beach.

It was a warm, humid, and spectacular day. Interesting as well. Once I hiked out to the beach, I kept staring at the horizon, trying to figure out where exactly it was. The sky melted into the sea, it seemed.

The undefined distance mixed with beautiful solitude was a moving experience.

For me, there’s nothing quite like solitude on a Cape Cod beach in the midst of this pandemic. And while travels from Falmouth to Wellfleet, with crowds of folks everywhere, made it seem like the pandemic is over, I am still keeping my distance… and rather enjoying it.

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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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