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The Knob & Quissett Harbor August Sunrise – SLIDESHOW

The Knob & Quissett Harbor sunrise
Written by Brian Tarcy

FALMOUTH – It was a muggy morning. It was a buggy morning. The sun rising over the coast of Falmouth and Buzzards Bay was showy, as I had hoped for and anticipated.

On Saturday morning, I watched the sun rise from The Knob and then over Quissett Harbor.

It was the morning before the day of the Falmouth Road Race. The Sunday of  the race is always the busiest morning of the year in Falmouth. The day before seemed a perfect day to see the sun rise from one of the nicest spots in town, and anticipate a great weekend for the town and for all the runners.

I always think of The Knob as one of the best places to see a sunset, as this whole sun setting over the water on the East Coast will always be a cool feature of Cape Cod. I’ve even sought it out as a place to visit during a storm. But never a sunrise, before this morning.

And despite looking down and seeing a couple of mosquitos on my legs, settling in for a big meal as though with a red tablecloth and a bottle of wine, I think it was worth it. I mean, check out the view.

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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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