The Cape

“On our right, beneath us, was the beach of smooth and gently-sloping sand…next, the endless series of white breakers; further still, the light green water over the bar, which runs the whole length of the forearm of the Cape, and beyond this stretched the unwearied and illimitable ocean. On our left…was a perfect desert of shining sand, skirted in the distance by small sand-hills fifteen or twenty feet high; between which, however, in some places, the sand penetrated as much farther. Next commenced the region of vegetation, — a succession of small hills and valleys covered with shrubbery, now glowing with the brightest imaginable autumnal tints; and beyond this were seen, here and there, the waters of the bay.” –Thoreau, Cape Cod, 1836

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~ by releasethebadgers on June 20, 2010.

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