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Cape Cod’s stagecoach history and how our inn played its part.

May 3rd, 2010 by cassels

Cape Cod’s Kings Highway, now Route 6A, meanders it’s way for some thirty miles through several beautiful villages, which were all settled during the seventeenth century. Our charming village of Yarmouth Port is situated on Cape Cod Bay about halfway along this tranquil and leafy historic district. Visitors who choose to spend time here, are often surprised by how much there is to explore on foot during their stay, and particularly the rich history of the village, which is so very much in evidence.

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Cape Cod’s Rock Harbor : the British are now welcome visitors!

April 4th, 2010 by cassels

Rock Harbor Cape Cod never disappoints us on the wealth of its history, and awesome landscape. We have the privilege of living here and running our Cape Cod bed and breakfast as “guests of the U.S.Government”or “Legal Aliens”, and do not miss any opportunity to enjoy our surroundings. Today we had some business to take care of in Orleans, 20 minutes from our inn by car, and as we had time for lunch we thought we would take advantage of the warm sunny spring weather and take a sandwich to Rock Harbor. We knew just the place – a recent find during this past winter – it is on Main Street and lovingly called Cape Cup.

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Historic Cape Cod names with an “Old England” connection

March 29th, 2010 by cassels

Barnstaple Parish Church Some first-time visitors to Cape Cod are amazed to discover that the peninsula/island is a lot more than just a sand-dune, and that in fact Cape Cod is 65 miles long, has 15 separate towns and an area of almost 400 square miles. Any English visitor here (as we were, at one time) will recognise town names, but will notice, sometimes, a slight change in spelling from the original namesake in the old country. So we’d like to explain how and where some of the town names came from, back in 17th century New England.

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