Missing Monday was unintentional but unavoidable because I was attempting to get home from a whirlwind wedding weekend in Cape Cod. A long 12 hour drive (10 hours door to door) was not totally unpleasant when mixed with good company, great tunes and snacks. And it was worth it.
Any environment change is a welcome break for me and going to a beautiful place like Cape Cod is heaven, even without the hydrangeas in full bloom. The best part was staying in Scituate; my girlfriend’s stunningly renovated “Salt Box” style clapboard “Ocean Retreat”. That’s what we decided to dub it this weekend.
I was informed that the”rich” Bostonites created this community (1 hour south of Boston) as their summer cottage escape, way back when. But, as far as I’m concerned it’s still a very “rich” community. The only difference is that now people actually live there year round. And lucky they are, with their very own private neighbourhood white sandy beach and one of the best spas around (Thank you Joanie for the awesome massage at Vinette’s Day Spa!). Who would need to go away?
Each home I saw was more stunning than the one before. Some Cape Cod style, others English Country Style with cedar shakes or clapboard. All impeccably maintained.
Here are a few of the homes I snapped on one of my morning walks:
Trust me, there were more. If I were forced to choose one… it would be this last one. Although I love sweeping porches, the quaintness of this one just appeals to me. And besides, I know they have a huge screened-in porch at the back!
Aaaah to dream….