Chatham Views: Nature & The Barrier Beach!

Back in the 1980’s Chatham had one long barrier beach, stretching South from Orleans, protecting the town from the Atlantic Ocean surf…now that barrier beach (including Nauset Beach in Orleans) is in 4 sections and constantly changes with the tides and surf. The following images show the beach to the south of the original (1987) Break–it used to be connected to the Lighthouse Beach up until last April–it is in an area where seals congregate and always seems to have surf pounding at its banks, diminishing its size…it will look different or may not exist in the months to come.

Chatham Views: Nature & The Barrier Beach!

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By Spencer Kennard

As a child, spending summers in North Truro, I thought Cape Cod began at the Wellfleet Drive-In and ended at Provincetown. As a photographer, I now know that all the Cape towns leading to the canal have their own unique beauty and charm.

Roughly 30 years ago, I had the good fortune to work with the legendary photographer Dick Kelsey and as owner of Kelsey-Kennard have specialized in aerial photography as well as landscape/scenic, portraits, weddings, and photographing events on the Cape, the Islands, and beyond.

Photographs from our Gallery in Chatham are displayed in homes and businesses locally and world-wide.

Besides photography I also enjoy boating/ fishing (fish are usually very safe when I’m out there,) gardening and tennis. Cape Cod is a very special place and I look forward to sharing my images with you as I travel about.

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