Sunday, January 5, 2014

Provincetown, MA - May, 2012

Located at the tip of Cape Cod, this town that once was noted for its fishing and whaling and was populated by Portugese fishermen, is now noted for its tourist industry. Here's how Wikipedia introduces the town:

A small coastal resort town with a year-round population of just under 3,000, Provincetown has a summer population of as high as 60,000. Sometimes called P-town or P'town, the town is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its status as a vacation destination of gay men and lesbians.

So there you have it. It's also a great place to go whale watching, and walking around all the interesting shops and the harbor is fun in itself. 

There is still a fair amount of fishing that takes place here, but not on the Finger Piers :-).

The Harbor Master gets some assistance from the ever-present police.

Shops are quirky and unique.
And art and artists are everywhere.
We did not go whale watching this trip but I've posted a link from 2009
that has a few nice shots of a humpback from our whale watching boat ride. 
Locals tend to avoid P-town in the summer but our niece kindly consented to take us. We had lunch near the water and were later treated to a Portugese pastry. 
It's a fun town, indeed.

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