Me swimming at Long Pond in Wellfleet-Cape Cod
Me floating in Long Pond in Wellfleet, Cape Cod.

My husband and I once again went to visit family and vacation in Wellfleet Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Cod. Cape Cod is bursting with colors, natural beauty, perfect light and New England insanity which makes it a dream for me as a photographer. My photos from Cape Cod are my best-selling stock images by far. I have shared some of my favorite photos from this August.

There are the standard beach images that I just can’t keep from shooting because no matter how many times I have been there, the beach is always different. However, I prefer to swim in the fresh water ponds all over Wellfleet. Yes. I’m scared of the 15-20 foot great white sharks that are routinely seen off the coast there.

Aside from the beaches, poetry readings and art galleries, there is the fantastic Cape Cod food. Of course, there is a ton of fresh lobster, scallops, swordfish, clams, oysters (Wellfleet is famous for its oysters). But it’s how they prepare fresh seafood that you can’t find anywhere else. One night, Steve had blackberry scallops,  and I had oysters in the shell with butter and chives. We went to the Wellfleet Adams Masonic Lodge for Wednesday night lobster rolls which I highly recommend. Seriously, the best ear of corn I have ever had in my life. I shot all of those images and video on my iPhone.

We always try to go to Cape Cod in August so we can attend the Provincetown Carnival Parade. This year the theme was “Candy Land.” It was brutally hot and packed with people wearing candy wrappers and white and red socks. I’m glad Provincetown is getting business, but I’m sorry we have to share it with so many tourists now.

In fact, forget everything I said. Cape Cod is full of dirty diapers and dead fish floating in streams. Don’t go.