Thursday, October 18, 2012

Newlyweds in New England: Life's a Beach

For our first full day on the Cape, Adam and I decided to go to Chatham, a cute town right on the elbow of Cape Cod. It's only about a 10-minute drive from our bed and breakfast, and everyone we'd talked to said it's one of the cutest towns on the Cape with a great downtown.
We shopped along Main Street for a while and spent way too much money on things like Vineyard Vines sweaters, saltwater taffy and artisan olive oil. Emptying our wallets took its toll, so we refueled with - you guessed it - fish and chips with pumpkin beer at the Chatham Squire.
After lunch, we headed to Lighthouse Beach...
...named after Chatham Light, one of 15 working lighthouses on Cape Cod.
The sunny weather was perfect for walking along the water, even if the water itself was a tad chilly.
We even made some new friends at the beach! These are 2 of the many seals that were swimming just offshore.
Look how close they were to the beach! This picture isn't zoomed in at all.
Adam thought I was insane because I was freaking out. Who knew we'd see seals just swimming around in the water? They were so cute! Fortunately, we didn't see any sharks.

After our beach walk, we grabbed a drink at the Chatham Bars Inn. We sat on the porch, sipped our beverages, and enjoyed this gorgeous view.

This was hanging in the lobby. A treasure map for the Treasures!
After finishing our drinks, the clouds starting rolling in and the rain started to fall. We made our way further up the Cape to Orleans for dinner at Mahoney's. The dreary weather called for a cup of clam chowder.
Or "chowda," as the locals say.
Adam had a grilled tuna fillet with some of the best risotto I've ever eaten. I figured the clams in my chowder counted for my allotment of seafood, so I ordered the chicken special. This was one of the best meals we had on the Cape. Adam and I highly recommend it if you're ever in Orleans.

We drove home in the rain after another successful day of exploring and hoped the weather would clear up in time for our next adventure: Nantucket.

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