|Spectacular view from the Pamet Cranberry Bog Trail|
|Ballston Beach in Truro|
Doing a few quick searches, I learned Truro is the least populated town on Cape Cod, with about 2,000 year-round residents. It's not the smallest town land-wise, but over half the town is undeveloped, protected land, and the population density is less than 100 people per square mile. To get there takes over an additional hour from the two Cape Cod bridges.
|Pamet Trail...Pamet is a Native American word for the area|
So, my story was set...but I hadn't spent much time in Truro. We've been to Wellfleet, the town south of Truro, many times (Gull Harbor is set there, although the town of Gull Harbor is fictional). Wellfleet not only boasts beautiful beaches that are part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, but it has a quaint harbor town, a drive-in movie theater, a big flea market, and the Beachcomber restaurant/bar. North of Truro is Provincetown, another destination spot we enjoy. P-Town offers vast, incredible sand dunes (also part of the protected National Seashore), Commercial St. with its colorful crowds, shops, restaurants, galleries, eclectic shows and street art, quaint houses, and wonderful bike trails.
|Old King's Highway in Truro. Not the usual version of a|
highway! Unsure what we would have done if faced with
a car coming the other way...but all was quiet.
So, I put more exploration on my list of things to do, but again, it's not right around the corner. But then an old friend (think 40 years...we've known each other since 6th grade) messaged me to let me know he was on Cape. Staying at a relative's place, in Truro. Another wow, that seems like fate moment.
|First Congregational Church of Truro, founded 1709|
|Very old headstones at First Church of Truro|