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Wellfleet Harbor & Mayo Beach At Low Tide – Slideshow

Wellfleet Harbor & Mayo Beach At Low Tide - Slideshow
Written by Brian Tarcy

WELLFLEET – The tide shifts on the Outer Cape are especially interesting. On Saturday on our way to see a play by the talented Harbor Stage Company, we visited Wellfleet Harbor and then walked to nearby Mayo Beach.

Here is a sample of what we saw.

It was an hour or so before low tide at this working harbor, and no big boat was going out or coming in at that point. With a tide that drops about a dozen feet, there are windows of opportunity, and also the times that require long ladders to climb down from the dock to a boat.

Over by Mayo Beach with the tide way out, we saw an oyster farmer dragging his work sled to his oyster grant – one of many local farmers growing the most delicious oysters in the world.

Just to remind ourselves of where we were, we stopped at Mac’s On The Pier, and ate some oysters at a picnic table.

Sometimes, a soul needs an infusion of some Wellfleet – the town, the tide, the theater, and the oysters. And it is always good to have a visual reminder of how the tide is constantly changing.

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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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