Provincetown Sand Dunes...the Outer, "Outer" Cape

Last summer we were able to take a tour with Art's Dune Tours in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Their peace-sign painted Suburbans in crazy colors pick up tours right off the main drag on Commercial Street and take them to the other side of the tourist mecca...



After a few minutes we are in what looks like a desert somewhere out West instead of the East coast...


There are little dune shacks spread amongst the windswept sand bluffs, where artists and lifeguards once lived, and where until recently we were told an elderly woman lived by herself, off the land...






The dunes abut the beach on one side (see the sliver of blue, above) and on the other, you can see back toward downtown and there is a clear view of the Pilgrim Monument (a tower we climbed to the top for breathtaking views of Cape Cod!)


There is the Pilgrim Monument in the distance, on the left, above.



Couldn't you just lie down here and soak up the sun all day? sigh!

And just five minutes away you will find the busiest harbor in the summer in this part of Massachusetts. But that is another post, entirely...downtown P-town is a colorful and wonderfully fun place to go shopping, dog and people watching, and to be inspired.

If you visit Cape Cod, check out Art's and be sure to see more photos in their gallery that tourists have added, showing the beauty of this remote area in various seasons.

6 comments:

The Sweetest Days said...

Mary, you have no idea how much I would love to go on this tour! Your pictures are gorgeous but I'm sure being there is unbelievable. I already looked at the website but not the gallery. That will be next. Surely this was a trip to remember!

Anne said...

Mary, these photos are absolutely gorgeous! I would so like to take a trip to this spot....it looks so inviting. It reminds me of the Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan that I visited often in my childhood (being a native Michigander!).

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

What a fun trip and awesome photos my dear :)

Can you imagine living there and surviving off the land, amazing. Although, there would have to be somehwere for me to buy good wine to go with to LOL!! :)

Have a lovely Thursday, cheers, T. :)

LIza said...

These are just lovely.

Carolina said...

These are very lovely photos and the place is beautiful:)

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