If the weather is good (warm and not much of a breeze) you’ll probably find me on a kayak in Ptown harbor. Last year’s post, Kayaking Provincetown harbor, is one of many I’ve shared over the years. Keeping with tradition, Sergio joined me kayaking out to Long Point. It was a great workout and a great way to escape the heat of the day. Sadly, we didn’t see much wildlife this year.
About Long Point is located at the extreme tip of the Provincetown peninsula, that curls back in on itself to create Provincetown Harbor. The Long Point Light was built in 1827. The lighthouse once shared this peninsula with a settlement of fishermen that came to be known as Long Point, Massachusetts, that thrived from 1818 until the late 1850s. When the settlers decided to leave Long Point, they took most of their houses with them. Today, Long Point is a ghost village – nothing remains, except for the lighthouse and an earthen mound, the last remnant from the earlier military post. More about Long Point here.