Tuesday, 21 November 2017

CAPE COD, USA

Cape Cod is a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months. As defined by the Cape Cod Commission's enabling legislation, Cape Cod is conterminous with Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It extends from Provincetown in the northeast to Woods Hole in the southwest, and is bordered by Plymouth to the northwest.

Since 1914, Cape Cod has been separated from the mainland by the Cape Cod Canal. The canal cuts 28.2 km roughly across the base of the peninsula, though small portions of the Cape Cod towns of Bourne and Sandwich lie on the mainland side of the canal. Two highway bridges cross the Cape Cod Canal: The Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge. In addition, the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge carries railway freight and limited passenger services onto the Cape. Cape territory is divided into 15 towns with many villages.

Provincetown is a New England town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, in the United States. A small coastal resort town with a year-round population of just under 3,000, Provincetown has a summer population of as high as 60,000. Often called "P-town" or "P'town", the town is known for its beaches, harbour, artists, tourist industry, and its status as a vacation destination for the LGBTQ community.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

7 comments:

  1. Hello, it is a lovely town. Great photo. Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  2. Very Beautiful. My son habe eben these in Holiday. Wonderfull landscape

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  3. I love the cape! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Lovely photo.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/11/moonlight-and-sunrise.html

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  5. What a beautiful photo, Nick, and your interesting facts about Cape Cod taught me a new word...conterminous. I worked with words all my life but have never met that one before. It must be a very old word because it has the 'ous' spelling which is more British/Canadian than American.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  6. Lovely photo and thanks for all the interesting info about Cape Cod. I visited for 4 days for the first time this past summer. We stayed with friends in Mashpee. The highlight of our trip was a whale watching trip! Saw a ton of whales - something I always wanted to do

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