I can’t wait to share some of the “new friends” I made on my visit to PTown.
Like this little Sweetheart who was SUCH a wonderful surprise!
I hadn’t visited Nauset Light in Eastham in years.
The original lighthouse station in Eastham was built in 1838 and comprised of three 15-foot tall brick lighthouse towers named The Three Sisters.
In 1892 because of land erosion The Three Sisters were replaced with three 22-foot tall towers made of wood and moved further inland. Further erosion required the dismantling of the towers in 1911; two were sold at auction and the third moved back even further, attached to the lighthouse keeper’s house and installed with a Fresnel lens.
Yet that is still not the end of the story!
In 1923 the wooden lighthouse in Eastham was retired and replaced with a 48-foot high brick-lined cast iron tower that had been moved over from Chatham; twin to the Chatham Lighthouse that is still there today.
The Light was repainted in the 1940’s in its familiar red and white colors. Potato chip lovers will recognize it as the lighthouse used in the logo for Cape Cod Potato Chips! 😉
I was mesmerized as I watched it flash first red…
Red, then white.
One that I hoped to visit again and this time — much, much sooner! 😉
Note: To learn more about the fascinating history of Nauset Light please visit the Nauset Light website.
There was such a magical glow to everything last evening at Lighthouse beach in Chatham.
The sun had set and the water was at times, still as glass.
When I started this entry today I couldn’t believe it’s been over a month since I last blogged and I have really missed it!
When I get busy, I will often post my photos on my Facebook page, however these have not been making it to my blog!
So starting now I am going to try and blog first, then funnel everything over to Facebook.
In the meantime here is one of my very favorite images this fall.
I was out photographing at Ridgevale Beach, right around sunset.
And I kept hearing two Great Blue Herons “conversing” out in the marsh that’s near the beach.
Suddenly UP they both flew, one chasing the other.
Then, all went quiet.
After a time I spotted one of the Great Blues flying out over the water, against the pinkest sunset sky.
Here is that magical moment…