To counteract my sedentary activity of sewing, I ride my bike along the Shining Sea bike path everyday. Early morning is best, when the air is cool, the path is less crowded, and the light is good for photography.
I live near an entrance to the path, in the middle of its 12 mile length from Woods Hole to North Falmouth. Some mornings I go south, along Vineyard Sound (see this post) and other days I head north through West Falmouth on the Buzzard’s Bay side of town.
Going north is a different experience, with salt marshes and brackish ponds and streams. Just out of sight are beaches along the coast of Buzzard’s Bay.
The landscape changes rapidly from open marshes to woods with tall trees. Here’s the back of Bourne Farm, looking toward the barn. I find this biking ritual good for my body, mind and spirit.
What a beautiful place, I would absolutely love a bike ride there myself. Some of the landscape, the flat marsh lands leading out to sea, reminds me of Prince Edward Island, a favorite holiday spot.
I’m hoping and praying that the oil spill contamination doesn’t make it this far up the coast.
I wish I lived there …
Nice. Especially love the shadow photo, Salley!
Really beautiful place. Your photos are great!
Oh, what a place for riding bikes! It is beautiful to see!
good for you! and when you live in such a beautiful place, it sure must help…funny, your photos look so familiar, i think i may have kayaked there with some friends who live on old dam road..sound familiar?…i think it would actually be north of falmouth though.
looks like you’re getting some good weather!
My husband loves this stretch of the bike path. I’m looking forward to joining him on it this summer. love, Beth
Beth, maybe we’ll see each other on the bike path. But, we won’t recognize each other! I’ll have to make my helmet into an acorn cap!