Ken at Beach Point Landing, Truro, Massachusetts, 15 July 2012

After the busy hustle and bustle of Provincetown, I wanted to get some exercise and a bike ride in before it got too hot, and as Provincetown is at the end of Cape Cod, the only place to go was to the next town of Truro.

North Truro, actually.  Truro is very long and skinny, and it was about a 12 mile round trip to North Truro, and given that this would be the longest I had biked in many years, I didn’t want to over do it.  It’s beach are and mostly flat and exposed to the sun, so I didn’t want to burn too badly, so I figured I’d take it easy.  There were many cottages and complexes along Route 6A, and I could feel a much different pace from Provincetown.  I was thinking that this is the Cape that most people think about when they come here.  It’s quiet, non-rushed, and nothing to do but sit on the beach.  I stopped at Beach Point and just sat and watched the waves and seagulls.  As I’m really working on being more present and to slow down, this was a great practice for me.  I’ve found that I need to be in vacation mind more, where there’s nothing much to do, and I don’t feel like I’m on the way to anything.  This was where I was then, although I know I had to bike back.

I think that we all need those places where we don’t have to do anything.

So, where do you get vacation mind?

Cottages on Route 6A, Truro, Massachusetts, 15 July 2012 

Beach looking toward Provincetown, Truro, Massachusetts, 15 July 2012

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