Salt Pond gives the Visitors' Center for the Cape Cod National Seashore its name.

The Coast Guard Station overlooks Coast Guard Beach.

Here is the station as viewed from the beach.

Nauset Beach is a popular beach with some of the best surf on the Cape. The water is also some of the coldest.

The ocean on this April day after a week of storms, is best described as an "angry sea".

The stairs to Nauset Beach have been swept away by this April, 2007 Nor'easter.

Nauset Light blinks, alternating red and white.

The Three Sisters Lighthouses, which it replaced, have been relocated to a short walk away. The lantern remains on only one of the three towers.

The Captain Penniman House sits atop Fort Hill.

The front of the house has lovely Corinthian columns.

The rear entrance to the yard has an arch created with whale bones.
This enormous tree, which I believe is an elm, dwarfs the house behind it.

We walked along the trails of the Fort Hill area. The water was very blue that day.
Along the Maple Swamp Trail, we saw this tree which the woodpeckers had drilled full of holes.

This vine has delicate purple flowers.
A rock, known as Indian Rock, was used for sharpening axes and knives.

Hemenway Point is at the end of the trail.

This fisherman and his boat make a study in primary colors.

Eastham Aquaculture Technology and Training Center is at Hemenway Pont. Here they raise scallops, oysters, and clams, feeding them from tanks of algae. They are then used to seed nearby shellfish areas. Click to see a slideshow.

Wild sweetpeas were in bloom by the side of the road.

As we were getting ready to leave, a wedding was just arriving and a guitarist set up to play.

The sign explains how First Encounter Beach got its name.

These cockleburrs spread their seeds by clinging to the fur of animals.
Milkweed pods burst open to release their parachuting seeds to the wind.

The dunes of Truro can be seen in the distance.
Eastham's town hall was built in 1913.
On its front lawn is a rock with a plaque marking the first encounter of the Pilgrims with hostile Indians.

The Chapel in the Pines is also the site of The First Encounter Coffeehouse.

For years, Eastham has been famous for its sweet yellow turnips. On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Friends of the Eastham Public Library held their annual Turnip Festival. Events included a turnip cookoff, a prize for the biggest turnip, turnip bowling for the kids, and a Mr. Turnip Head contest. Click the picture to see some highlights of the day.

The sun shone through the steel gray clouds onto the bay at Thumpertown Beach.
There is a steep dropoff to the beach below.

A flock of ducks flew overhead.
This 1869 schoolhouse now serves as a historical museum.
The headquarters of the National Seashore is located in Eastham.

The Visitors' Center has recently undergone renovation.

The water is stirred up because of Hurricane Wilma down in Florida. The two men are hoping to do some fishing on the beach.

The Captain Heman Smith House is situated on the Orleans Rotary.

One of the most notable landmarks in Eastham is this windmill.

Windmill Weekend occurs each year in early September.

As part of Windmill Weekend, a sandcastle contest was held on First Encounter Beach. Families used the various colors of sand and other natural materials to make their imaginative creations. The overall winner was a giant greenhead fly.

Two horseshoe crabs were left on the beach.

These little girls were inspired to work on a castle of their own.
Two children enjoy digging in the sand.

This little girl is using her daddy's feet so she can avoid walking through the muck.
Kite surfers are taking advantage of this beautiful September day.

The dogs enjoy an off-season walk on the beach.
The windmill is silhouetted against a full August moon.

The blades of the windmill were outlined with lights for the holidays.

There was ice as far as the eye could see on First Encounter Beach on this late January day.

The sign on the Log Cabin Farm roadside stand echoed everyone's thoughts during the cold months of winter.

In the spring of 2015, the Log Cabin Farm is undergoing a major upgrade.

As we drove down Route 6, the bright cottages of Tilted Acres Motor Lodge caught my eye.

Click the name of the town to see photos