Because of the sharks, there has been no parking possible at the lighthouse unless you wait and circle. My lunch time doesn't allow that, so I sought other spots to enjoy and thought you might like to see one of my "new" views. These photos were taken at Stage Harbor. It is at the south east point of Chatham, a busy working port for fisherman, and empties out into Nantucket Sound passing by Monomoy Island. The first shot is looking NW at the Harbormasters building, with navigational markers lined up for maintenance. They will be placed in the ever changing boating lanes to guide mariners away from shallow water..."green left, red right returning." Looking east and across part of the harbor, in the distance is a lovely house built by my firm a few years back. Looking in closer, there are several men in the water quohauging (hard shell clams). They are running huge rakes along the sea floor in search of these delicious treats.
This view to the southwest toward Nantucket Sound
A close-up of a seasoned quohauger.
AlthoughI I drive by this place often, it was a delight to spend some time watching the working fisherman and muse on the fact that Chatham was originally a sleepy fishing village. On another day last week, I ate lunch on the other side of this harbor and watched boat after boat come in with heavy crates of clams. These fishermen and women work so hard. Their catch brings high price, but it is tough work, especially in the cold months. Next month they will be raking for scallops. They are quite rare these days, and those tasty nuggets are VERY expensive. The best are from Nantucket.
Good to have a different view, and that applies to all aspects of life.
PS. I finally got a parking place at the lighthouse today!