When we got to Plymouth, we decided to walk along the harbor one more time and to check out more of the shops. We found a great place to park near this cluster of shops right on the harbor.
More about Cupcake Charlie's later.
A small park along the harbor walk.
Leaving Plymouth, we started looking for a beach where we could sit and read while listening to the surf. Following signs, we took a road that ended here at Manomet Point...quite a view but certainly not beachy.
Backtracking, we saw signs for Whitehorse Beach and thought ourselves most fortunate to find parking near the sandy path to this Plymouth city beach! We gathered all of our stuff and put on beach shoes (luckily, this time I didn't just go barefoot from the car!). As we walked down to the beach we noticed bottle caps, glass, and lots of other trash in the sand. There were folks scattered along the beach but no one in the water, not even the kids. Then I noticed that the waves were black.
While Rich set up our chairs, I had walked down to the water with my camera. The surf here was loaded with seaweed and other sea plants. The waves would bring it in and take it back out immediately which is why the waves remained full of dark colored sea life. If the kids had been with us, we would have gone back to the car and continued to look for a different beach.
But, since we just wanted to relax, read, and listen to the sounds of the ocean we stayed. Talking with a family that has been coming here for years, I learned that the amount of plant life in the waves was most likely the result of Tropical Storm Irene. But the amount of trash saddened them because the city of Plymouth had always kept the beach clean until the past couple of years.
No, I didn't forget about Cupcake Charlie's. Cupcakes have been all the rage for a few years now and I have never been to a cupcake shop until Friday. It was a good-sized shop; I have never seen so many cupcakes and so many flavors. We finally narrowed our choices to four: Carrot, Red Velvet, Hostess, and Rollo which we have had for dessert the last two evenings. These were the most delicious cupcakes I've ever tasted!
Lovin' Life ~~ And New Taste Treats