A giant flag covers almost the entire side of this Yarmouth Port colonial.


Point Gammon Light is on Great Island at the entrance to Hyannis Harbor.


This beautiful Great Island home is visible from the ferry in Lewis Bay.


We revisited Taylor-Bray Farm, which is an Audubon Conservation Area, and saw Highland Cattle along with a cattle egret.





Most people don't think of foliage on Cape Cod, but we saw a few spectacular examples along Route 6A.





This bush was coated with bright red berries.


This looks like a perfect haunted house.


Montauk daisies were especially prolific this fall. They almost look out of season.


Roses were still blooming brightly in front of this house.


Many of the homes, inns and shops in Yarmouthport were decorated with flags and buntings for the Fourth of July.












The summer gardens along Route 6A are lovely.








Cape Cod Inn and Liberty Hill Inn were beautifully lit for Christmas.



Although off the highway, this house drew our attention.



This bog along Route 28 in West Yarmouth has been flooded for the winter to protect the plants.


The ducks and geese are oblivious to the sign.



A monarch butterfly suns itself on this butterfly bush.


The sunflowers are a bright spot in late summer.


I love the gargoyle that guards this chimney.


Point Gammon Light is seen while coming into Hyannis Harbor.


While stalled in Route 28 traffic, we viewed this dramatic sunset.


Salt Water Taffy is a popular souvenir of a trip to the Cape. It's fun to watch it being made.





According to its ad, the Zooquarium "just might be more fun than the beach." Click to see more of the animals.


The Quaker Meetinghouse was built in 1809 by a group of Friends established in 1659 and remains active today.


I don't know the history of this house, but its architecture intrigued me because of the tower on the end.


Yarmouthport is along Route 6A in the Old King's Highway Historical District.

Horatio Alger once spoke at the Lyceum Hall.


Abbicci went to great lengths to preserve this intricate vine when they renovated several years ago. The restaurant has since been sold and is now called Lyric.


The vine survived the move well and is in full bloom here.


The Colonial House Inn was originally built in the 1730's. Additions have been made to the original structure.


The First Congregational Church of Yarmouth, built in 1870, sits on a steep hill overlooking Route 6A.


The Friday Club was founded in 1901. This building is in the National Register of Historic Places.


Barnstable County Mutual Insurance Company was founded in 1833.


Many of the homes and inns along Route 6A display plaques designating them as being in the National Register of Historic Places.







This home had bright pansies in the windowboxes and candles in the windows.
The Captain Bangs Hallet House is a sea captain's home built around 1840. For a glimpse inside at the Maritime Room sponsored by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, click on the house.
There is a beautiful English Weeping Beech tree in the back yard.
I spotted this grasshopper weathervane from behind the house.


The Church of the New Jerusalem is also known as Swedenborgian and was built in 1870.

The Winslow Crocker House, built in 1780, is one of two homes on Cape Cod listed by Historic New England.
The Old Yarmouth Inn was a stage stop from 1696.
The Inn at Cape Cod is a classic Greek Revival building.
This elaborate wrought iron hand pump and trough stand at the corner of Route 6A and Summer Street.
Daylilies line the highway during the summer.


This little girl was blowing bubbles at a friend's wedding alongside Bass River.


Mini-Golf is a popular pastime. Our favorite is Pirate's Cove. The pirate ship, The Whydah, was discovered off the coast of Cape Cod, so the pirate theme is appropriate for the area.


The Jolly Captain watches over the Bass River Bridge.


A wisteria vine climbs the guy wire of a telephone pole.


We attended a Sheep Shearing Festival at Taylor-Bray Farm in Yarmouthport. Along with the sheep shearing, there were demonstrations of herding sheep with border collies, and spinning wool into yarn. An English encampment, an arts and crafts fair, and hay rides rounded out the event. Click the photo to see highlights of the festival.


Bass River Mercantile is on the corner of Route 28.


Wet-harvested cranberries create a bright carpet in the water. Cranberries that are wet-harvested can only be used to make juice. Click the photo to see a wet harvest in progress.


This is a view from Bass River Bridge on Route 28 in Yarmouth.


Baxter Gristmill was built in 1710 and operated until 1900.


The original Turbine for the mill is displayed on the grounds


A swan is swimming on Swans Pond behind the mill.


Here a swan is followed by a row of nearly fully grown cygnets.


Hallet's is an old fashioned drug store with a soda fountain where you can sit on stools to have your lunch or take home a can of their own Cape Cod clam chowder (made with milk of course, and no tomatoes).
Click the photo to see inside.


An open air art show of the Yarmouth Art Guild is set up along the road in front of two banks.

Breakfast at Jack's Out Back in Yarmouthport was quite an experience. A sign outside the door essentially told you to get lost. The menu was posted on flourescent poster board and you wrote up your own order. When your meal was ready, Jack yelled out your name to come pick up your food. If you left them a tip at the end of the meal, they rang bells, tooted horns or banged on dishes. Jack was really quite a character.
Jack's was a favorite hangout of author/illustrator, Edward Gorey. A number of his works hung on the walls along with a month's worth of signed checks that have been framed.
For more of the breakfast experience, click the photo.
A short way down Route 6A, you will find Edward Gorey's house, which is now a museum.

Grey's Beach is one of Yarmouth's most peaceful spots. A boardwalk leads out to the main beach. Ospreys are invited to nest atop poles in the marsh where blue boxes are set up to trap greenhead flies. After the petals of the rosa rugosa have dropped, the rosehips ripen in the sun. The rosehips are very high in vitamin C and are sometimes made into tea or jelly.



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