In an attempt to prove that my trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts wasn't all bad (read more about my butt-kicking experience here), here is a selection of photos which I think (er, hope) demonstrate the beauty and charm of this popular East Coast destination.
Located at the very tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown (or "P-town," as it is affectionately known by the locals) is a small yet buzzy coastal town with a vibrant artistic community. It's also a popular vacation destination for the LGBTQ community, which means that the town is awash with rainbow flag bunting and fabulous places to brunch. I mean, really, what more could one desire in life?
From white picket fences to cute wrap-around porches, the houses on Cape Cod really are the epitome of adorable.
No pebbles here! Cape Cod has beautiful sandy beaches on which to frolic. Perfect for practicing your cartwheels...
Cape Cod is also known for its fresh and plentiful seafood. Their lobsters can sometimes reach record size:
There are also some nice nature walks along the coastline where you can see a variety of beautiful wildflowers and maybe even meet a furry friend or two.
And then of course no East Coast trip would be complete without a visit to a beautiful and picturesque lighthouse...
This one is the Nauset Lighthouse in Eastham. Fun fact: just a short stroll from the lighthouse is the French Cable Hut, which served as the linkage point for a French transatlantic telegraphic cable in the late 1800's. The building still stands today and is on the National Register of Historic Places.