Friday, July 6, 2012

Cape cod

so... we went to cape cod on wednesday. a popular weekend and holiday destination... yet we have been there only once before, during off season. very off season even; on thanksgiving day in 2010. it was totally deserted, but beautiful and i really enjoyed driving around there. but how different it was this time! so very green, but also rather crowded.... we brought the bikes too since we already had seen that there was a lot of paid parking, especially for beach parking (and something like 20 dollars a day again). haha, actually that was not the only reason, it was also an opportunity to bike again somewhere else than inside the gym. there were quite some people biking, too, so that made me (a little) less afraid (but i still miss separate bike lanes like in the netherlands!!!). it was nice to see that with a some biking we spared 20 dollars to park at this beach. it was soooooo very hot, and the water looked so inviting... thus, after a complicated session to put on my bikini in public (while tim was making fun of me), it was time to test the water... ugh. so very cold! and this time it was not cold like in the cold that you just have to persuade yourself to get into the water entirely, because then it actually is not cold at all. no, it remained freaking cold! but.... when out of the water it felt so good that i wanted to subject myself to the ridiculous cold again... which we did, a few times.... until it was time to get onto the bike again....
(so, i did it!! my third year in boston, and i finally got into the ocean....)

4 comments:

biebkriebels said...

It looks good, not so crowded. I have only been in the ocean in Florida, was not so cold as in the north I think.

Andy said...

A beach with hardly any people on it. That's a great find.

Stefan Jansson said...

I hope I never will have to bike at a gym!

NixBlog said...

Wonderful shot!