The team covered a lot of ground this week at Cape Cod National Seashore. Here are a few of the best moments along the journey.
The landscape of Cape Cod National Seashore is one that varies dramatically. Here, the team can be seen jumping with the park historian, Bill Burke, on the rolling hills of Fort Hill. The nor’easter was fast approaching!
The team did quite a bit of research in the archives at the Salt Pond Visitor Center.
We were feeling a little threatened by the nor’easter that was fast approaching while we were doing field work at the Highland Light.
Catching a little air after the sun came out.
These are the bluffs at Nauset Light Beach. The shores along this beach are subject to severe battering by the Atlantic and lose between 10-12 feet of shoreline each year–a dramatic example of how climate change can impact a site.
This Nauset Light has been the icon of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Company, and sits high above the bluffs on Nauset Light Beach.
This is the jetty to Long Point in Provincetown at high tide.
Here is the same jetty on our return trip at low tide–a fluctuation of 10-11 feet of tidal change.
Margie and Alex take GPS points of the remains of the old forts.
Alex and Bill examine the remains of a horseshoe crab on Long Point .
Our trek back to the jetty after a solid hike out to Long Point Light.
The wetlands of West End Marsh near the start of the jetty.
The high life at Wood End Light on Long Point.
The OCLP Team treks through the bowl at the parbolic dunes.