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The Height Of An Epic Storm, Falmouth: VIDEO + Slideshow

FALMOUTH – Option 1 was to attempt to shovel snow in 55 miles-an-hour winds. Option 2, since Cape Cod Wave worldwide headquarters was lucky enough to still have electricity, was to watch TV reporters struggle in the snow.

Option 3, which is the one I chose, was to trek into Falmouth center and see what was going on. So I put on seven layers of clothing and started walking, which turned into a mishmash of dodging snowplows and leaping snowdrifts.

As the above video shows, I first stopped at the corner of Gifford Street and Jones Road, looking at what was visible of the Coonamessett Inn. Then I headed to Main Street, where the last two-thirds of the video take place, and where most of the photos below were taken.

Visibility went in and out, depending on the wind and which way I was facing. Drifts were often above knee height. By the time I returned to corporate headquarters, I felt like I had just done two hard hours on a Stairmaster. And my eyelashes were frozen. It was a storm rivaling Juno from 2015.

All in all, it was a good adventure. One can either complain about winter or go out into it. And a good snowstorm always makes for, as you can see, cool photos. Especially in beautiful downtown Falmouth.

Unfortunately, the option of shoveling snow awaits in the morning, when it becomes less of an option and more of a necessity.

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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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