Exploring Monomoy Part 2 : The Spectacular Trail to the Lighthouse

As I continue to explore the Island of Monomoy…I arrive by boat, on the Nantucket Sound side, at the main trail that meanders its way to the oldest structure…The Lighthouse.  Located near the southern end of the island, the lighthouse was originally built in 1823 out of wood. The lighthouse tower is now a cast-iron brick lined structure, painted red, and has just had another renovation.  The light is not functioning–it was discontinued in 1923–but the structure is visible from miles away.  Monomoy is under the management of The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The visuals from the trail are spectacular with vast landscapes and a feeling of complete isolation.  The amount of vegetation and dunes are stunning…and as one gets closer several ponds add to the wonder of  this unique paradise.  The following photos are from my hike….     Enjoy!

Exploring Monomoy: The Trail to the Lighthouse

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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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