Lighthouse Tour, Cape Cod, MA

May 18 thru May 19, 2013

For all the plotting and planning that goes into leading a Miata Trip, Bill and Sue Conrad’s first trip was a beauty.

To start with the Weather God’s cooperated better than expected and temps’ were in the high 60’s without a cloud in sight.

We started our “Lighthouse & Dunne Buggy” run at the Bourne Bridge rotary with 12 cars. First stop was Wings Neck Light & Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse at the beginning of the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal. Then off across the cape to the “Sandy Neck” Light, then back to the other side of the Cape to the “Bass River” Light.

As I noted previously, the weather as so nice that when we got t the “Chatham Light” the local crowd filled the parking areas, so we moved on through more twisty roads to our lunch stop at “Cobies” on 6A in Brewster. (We cleaned them out of Lobsta Rolls”)

After lunch we headed out to Cape Cod National Seashore and our next Lighthouse, the Nauset Light. This light was moved several hundred feet back from the shoreline several years ago due erosion which was evident by the loss of a long stairway from the parking lot to the beach from a winter storm.

Continuing down the Nat’l Seashore we pass the “3 Sisters Lights” then many twisted & sandy roads with some amazing vistas. Our final light before hitting our hotel was the “Highland Light” with tours of their museum and gift shop in Truro.

So there was one more light on the day’s agenda and everyone wanted to hit it before settling in for the evening. That was “Wood End Light” and” Long Point Light” view from the car and hotel in Provincetown.

Everyone was on their own for dinner and we created our own Happy Hours before going to the Lobster Pot with several others for a great meal.

Sunday morning brought us all to “Art’s Dune Tours”. If you have never done this it is worth the trip. In addition to navigating and several tries to scale some tall dunes, our driver and guide gave us some great historic and geological information which no one was aware of. The last leg of the Dunes brought us to the “Race Point Light” loaded with tourists. Back to P Town for lunch at Napi’s before heading back home.

This is my first trip report since becoming and club member 10 years ago. I have to admit the planning, coordination, weather, twisty roads and great scenery provided to us by Bill & Sue Conrad deserve a triple A rating in my book.

Thanks for a great run


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