Up until 1980, adventure seekers could dust up these dunes in buggies on the Cape Cod National Seashore to their hearts’ delight.  This, of course, prevented any kind of sustained plant-life, thus making the already fragile mounds even more so.  Even a mild breeze would wreak havoc upon them and the nearby areas.  So, they fenced off the roadways and but for one tour operator and those fortunate enough to score some time in one of the eleven restored seaside shacks, it’s stark, it’s empty, it’s remote.

Recently, I had a chance to linger there and to discover the subtle charms and leavening beauty of this nearby National Park.

Next time, I’ll go back with a backpack full of water, a camera with a charged battery and more time for the challenging hike to the sea and back.  Next time will come soon.

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