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The Ice-Breaking Swans of Salt Pond – VIDEO

FALMOUTH – With the right combination of weather and circumstance, that which had become commonplace returns to the realm of the spectacular.

Swans. When you first see them, they are nothing short of beautiful. But if you see them all the time, as you are apt to on Cape Cod, the sight becomes more of a Hey Swan head nod as you walk or drive by these elegant birds. It’s sort of the same with the mesmerizing look of melting ice in a Cape Cod pond. You think, pretty, and move on.

But when two swans encounter melting ice they become the ice-breaking swans of Salt Pond, and it looks like this.


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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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