ONE WEEK NORTHEAST
“My grandparents told me that the Cape is best when you’re a Kennedy. But even if you’re not, (I’m not) it’s pretty great. The Mid-cape is the perfect balance. Five
minutes in one direction and you’re downtown. Five minutes in the other, and you feel like you’re the only person on the beach for miles.” - Dan Pratt, Photographer
Contributor, Dan Pratt skips the Hamptons in favor of a week on Cape Cod. Here’s a recap of his trip:
1. Seagull Beach’s edge, where breakwater meets tide.
2. It’s so rare not to see a lookout on the tops of beachfront houses, it must be part of the building code.
3. Hit the marsh and the beach at 8AM the latest. I’m not a morning person, but I am when I’m here.
4. Artist and writer Edward Gorey (The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Tale by Ogdred Weary)
lived on the busiest street in Yarmouthport, if that says anything. We weren’t mad about it.
5. One of the neater areas in Parnassus Book Service, a store in an old house, completely without
a sign. Walked in unsure that it was actually a store, and left with 5 new ( really, really old) books.
6. Hallet’s General Store. The place has been open for 122 years, so there’s a good chance that those opium vials
were filled at some point. Whether fake or Bayer c. 1895, they’re a nice touch next to innocent milkshake glasses.
7. The Old Yarmouth Inn is filled with the funniest locals, has the best food, and holds the record for the most overheard dropped Rs.
8. Lewis Bay, at dusk.
9. Seagull Beach. Not pistachios, just shells at high tide.