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One Week on Cape Cod in Photos: July 2021

I’m taking a quick hiatus from my Maine recaps to share a few snapshots from our annual summer trip to the Cape. Most of you probably know by now that we spend a week on the Cape every July, and this is a trip we hold close to our hearts.

As much as I love exploring the world, coming here is an actual, true vacation. We don’t really plan anything, we slow down and don’t pack a ton in like we do when we travel to other places for the first time. We take naps, we sleep in (well, I do, Josh’s body doesn’t allow him to sleep late). It’s just easy, relaxing and carefree and full of beautiful scenery.

Since we do the same thing every year for the most part, no explanations are really needed. If you’re at all curious about our favorite things, I would suggest you hop on over to this post here.

At the end of this post, I also have links to some other posts you may find helpful, as well as a shopping guide for some things that are featured in this post. Take a peek at the very end if you see something you like. 

The only thing we did differently this year was spend an extra night in Provincetown before checking into our week-long cottage rental. We used to stop in Boston for the night to break up the drive, but now we’re finding ourselves wanting extra time on the Cape instead since we've done Boston quite a bit. We found a great dog-friendly hotel in Ptown that allowed one-night stays during peak season, and we had a really nice 24 hours in a destination that is usually just a day trip for us. We ate at the famed Lobster Pot for the first time (definitely recommend), walked around the West End to explore the more residential side of town, and visited Herring Cove Beach for the first time (still prefer Race Point, but those darn nesting shore birds prohibit dogs during this time of the year at an otherwise dog-friendly beach). 

On our way back down the coast toward our cottage, we stopped at Nauset Lighthouse, which is the lighthouse featured on the Cape Cod Potato Chips bags, walked through the shops in Wellfleet and then began the rest of our week. 

The summer of 2021 has been nothing but rain, and I half expected to be rained out the entire week just based on how the season has been going in the Northeast. But luckily, we had amazing weather, and didn't experience any rain during the day.

We're back, feeling refreshed, and as always, so grateful we get to do this every summer. 

Old Life-Saving Station at Race Point Beach.

An overcast sunset at Herring Cove Beach.

The most famous house in Provincetown.

Nauset Lighthouse

Bass Hole Boardwalk

Madaket Beach on Nantucket.

This store can be found on Nantucket.

Sesuit Harbor Cafe in Dennis.

Other posts you may also enjoy to plan the best Cape Cod trip ever:

Hat with navy ribbon trim: Tuckernuck
Emma's hydrangea dog harness: Pawsitivity*
Cape Cod map blanket: Chappywrap
Rattan wine cooler bag: Amazon
Rose gold Cape Cod necklace: Capeology**
Greetings from Cape Cod canvas tote bag: Wish Gift Co. ***
Screwball Cape Cod bracelet: Eden Hand Arts in Dennis****

Northeastern harbors beach towel is by Spartina 449, and this towel always seems to be sold out, but will pop up in random shops in Google shopping if you want to hunt it down.

*The blue hydrangea pattern was a limited release, but they have a pink one available,
as well as a beautiful store front on Nantucket to see their designs in person.

**I purchased mine at The Gilded Oyster in Falmouth, a beautiful jewelry boutique in Falmouth
that carries the Capeology jewelry line.

***This exact tote bag is not currently listed on their site, but I've seen them post re-stock
alerts for it on their Instagram page. Located in Sandwich, MA.

****Eden Hand Arts was the original designer of this now iconic bracelet. Please don't
buy these bracelets from any other shops on the Cape, even the fancy jewelry stores, as they have copied the design from Eden. 
Eden Hand Arts bracelets come with a charm/tag to authenticate their own jewelry.
I never take my bracelet off unless I travel by plane.

All other items shown in photo are old and no longer available.

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