So we left Providence and headed for Cape Cod. Along the way we looked up a PetCo to get some food for the boys. As we were getting them out of the car this lady appeared out of nowhere and asked if they were related. We started talking about the dogs, then our trip, then Florida (she used to live in Citrus County) then her move back North and her husband wanting a boat then the grandkids and their new fish… we had made a new friend. She was so nice and although we didn’t get her name it was fun talking to a local!
After picking up a spare bag of dog food we continued on. We were both so tired we decided to set up our tent and go right to sleep. But before that could happen the pups needed a walk.
We met some of our neighbors at Nickerson State Park (Campground Map) before leaving on our walk and then headed around the camping loop. This campground had 400 +/- sites and was sold out but the obnoxious people from Boston were not here! About half way around the loop we noticed a trail and an overlook area, so we headed down and could see a lake at the bottom of the hill. As we were leaving the overlook we noticed another trail that appeared to go down to the lake, so we tried that as well.
This was a HUGE find! The lake was crystal clear and the beach was… perfect! There were two guys swimming in the lake and throwing a frisbee for their boarder collie who seemed to not notice that he was in the water. You know that low stance that boarder collies get when they want to chase something? This dog did this in the water so that only his eyes and snout were sticking up! His owner said it was his alligator pose!
This was great, we turned Duke and Goblin loose to play and they tore through the water playing for about 10 min. before they gave out. They didn’t have much sleep the night before either.
At this point we decided to drive around the cape. The walk had energized us and the pups needed to dry anyway so we headed for Province Town.