Rockland, ME to Scusset Beach, MA., Cape Cod

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Cape Cod Canal

Maine was beautiful in September with the trees starting to change color but it was time to head south to the State Park in Sagamore, MA. Scusset Beach. This campground is located at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal.

The Canal cuts across the arm of Massachusetts and is the break place between the "mainland" and Cape Cod. It was built many years ago and is wide and deep enough to take large ships. It saves the long and dangerous ride around Cape Cod. While camped there I did some fishing but as is the case with me, caught nothing.

Drove down to Woods Hole, the home of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Society. This is the home of the deep sea research vessel Alvin which found the Titanic among others. Bob Ballard, the guy who has found so many historic ships was based here during most of his finds.

Under the bridge Cape Cod Canal

Visited Hyannis, the summer home of President Kennedy, Falmouth and drove "down" cape to Provincetown. While in college, the Cape was the place to go in the summer to party and I found some of the places we went to way back then were still in operation. I was successful in finding some friends I have not seen in 40 plus years and it was fun to relive the past with them.

It was fun to watch all of the ship traffic in the Canal. One of special note was a cruise ship that had been converted to condo's. The price was reported to be in the $900,000 range per suite.

Summary:

Elks Lodges - 15   Escapee Parks - 5   Public RV Parks - 8   National Parks - 14 Major Ships - 5   Forts - 9

Expenses:  After 5 months on the road expenses are an average of $1800 per month.

 

rotorhead85 says:
Nice blog and pics! I'm planning to kayayk this area next month ... May 17-24th.
Posted on: Apr 26, 2008
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Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Canal
Under the bridge Cape Cod Canal
Under the bridge Cape Cod Canal
Woods Hole
Woods Hole
Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Canal
Railroad Bridge
Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge
Cruise Condo ship
Cruise Condo ship
Cruise Condo ship
Cruise Condo ship
Fishing the Canal
Fishing the Canal
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photo by: kensac