Wild Cranberry Harvest in the Dunes of Truro

The parabolic dunes that stretch from Truro to Provincetown are fascinating…they were once thick forests that were denuded…wind, ocean and shifting sands created the dunes…there are pockets of wetlands spread throughout and existing within those wetlands are a variety of vegetation including wild cranberry bogs. National Park Ranger Jody Anastasio led a group of about 75 through a section of dunes to a rather large section of vegetation…the path was sandy and dry, but if one ventured into the bog area it was very soggy and cranberries thrived there. Hiking through the dunes is an incredible experience in itself…the views are unparalleled and magnificent…during the cranberry harvest season (late Fall) one can bring back a taste to share along with their experience…Enjoy & Happy Thanksgiving!

Wild Cranberry Harvest in the Dunes of Truro

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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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