Day One, Cape Cod – The Little Inn on Pleasant Bay

The huge pizza oven at the Rock Harbor Restaurant.

We set the alarm for 4:00 AM as we had a 7:15 flight to Boston. In retrospect, perhaps we should have tried Providence, RI as the trip from the airport to the Cape on an early day in June was full of pockets of heavy traffic. Nonetheless, it was worth the eighty some miles of driving from Boston as we are now on the middle of Cape Cod, in the town of Orleans.

We arrived at the lovely B&B operated by two lovely sisters from London, England. We were served afternoon tea under a pergola facing the east and Strong Island in the town of Orleans. We are at the Little Inn on Pleasant Bay.

After a few quiet moments reading while enjoying the beauty of an English garden overlooking a protected mini-bay, we went into the town of Orleans, checked out Nauset and Skaket beaches and then had a wonderful dinner in a local restaurant recommended by the sisters. It was the Rock Harbor Restaurant and both the atmosphere and the food were delightful.

Despite being told by the meteorologists that it was going to be cold, we were actually almost too warm at first, the sun having come out to warm our hearts, spirits, and bodies.

We had a lovely day and since I actually awoke around 3:00 AM instead of 4:00 AM as planned by Alexa, I am heading to bed soon. I am exhausted and was apparently way too excited to fall asleep in the plane, which I usually do.

I am writing this while sitting in a Adirondack chair overlooking the bay and despite the chill I now feel, I am enjoying every minute. It is great to get away.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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