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Cape Cod fresh water anomaly

Cape Cod has long been a summer destination because of its sandy beaches and miles of ocean swimming. Which of course means DANGER!!!

If you don’t want to worry about Great White Sharks or rogue waves, the town of Wellfleet on Cape Cod has a perfect alternative: freshwater ponds, called kettle ponds.  The kettle ponds were formed by glaciers more than 15,000 years ago, when blocks of ice melted, leaving massive holes, called kettles, that filled with fresh water. There are 20 of these small ponds in Wellfleet and neighboring Truro.

Early morning fog covered Gull Pond one morning a few weeks ago. Sky melded with pond surface to create a vague monochromatic landscape who’s softness is broken only by the webbing of the lawn chairs standing guard on the beach.

 

Old boats tell the story of the Cape’s seafaring past and current day.