The cure for everything is salt water--sweat, tears, or the sea.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Old Cape Cod
In September, we were the guests of Bonnie and Peter Rollins at his family's beach house, a large, comfortable, purposefully unmodernized home on its own peninsula in Orleans.
The chairs in the yard face Frostfish Cove, which connects to the Namequoit River, which leads to Little Pleasant Bay, which opens up to Pleasant Bay. Peter and I took the Boston Whaler all the way down to Chatham Light and back, passing the Wequassett Resort, the Chatham Fish Pier, and the Chatham Bars Inn along the way.
The porch has water views on three sides and is a great place to have breakfast on a late summer morning.
The living room is livable, not fancy, with the original dark knotty pine walls and beamed ceiling. The new television set is really the only accommodation to modernity that is apparent. The house is full of books, inviting the visitor to pour a drink, find a seat, and relax.