Stage Harbor Sunset, Written on my Heart – Day 62 (Bonus)

How do I describe the magic of a sunset at Stage Harbor in Chatham?


The sounds of the boats coming in for the night…


And those that are just going out.


I don’t think I have the words to describe the kind of intense beauty that unfolds right in front of you…


And above you…


As you stand there, in the quiet.


Each time, is so different from the last; the colors, the sounds, the smells of the sea are ever changing, always moving.


I especially love the voices of the birds…


Talking to each other as the day comes to a close…


As they prepare for darkness and quiet to come; dreaming of the new day ahead.


And as I turn to go, each and every time it’s an effort to pull away, to return to my world that seems to far removed from this one of water, sand and sky.


And yet…

I take it all with me.

Until the next time.


A New Year’s Day, Goodnight

It was a late arrival to Stage Harbor for the sunset.

But there’s always someone to see…

Black Ducks, nibbling on some greens, paddling out from the shoreline.


A Common Loon snorkeling for just one last bite before bedtime.


And it looked like he found JUST that!  😉


And this gorgeous female Eider, glowing in the setting sunlight, who was obviously…

Getting ready to tuck in for the night.


I spotted her from the drawbridge as I walked further along, and I could hear her murmuring out “goodnights” to her friends.


And even though I missed the sunset, I could see the glow of it as it covered everything I passed by.


And I was treated to a real gift by the time I got to the fish pier, as a beautiful blue light had descended upon the old Stage Harbor Freezer Company that made me stop, take a deep breath…


And just feel blessed to live in such a place where the Beauty is just a short walk away.

Happy New Year, everybody, and goodnight!  ❤

Stage Harbor Freezer Company

The old Stage Harbor Freezer Company building at sunset, Chatham MA.


A place with so much history of the Cape Cod fishermen, we know and have known.


And love, for always.   ❤ ❤ ❤