From a guest’s lens staying at the Captain Freeman

by Donna Cain

Cape Cod is such a magical place, and I am continually amazed when I listen to guest’s experiences during their stay. We recently had a lovely couple stay with us, Sally and Geoff, who experience Cape Cod in such an extraordinary way. They stay with us for a nice long holiday every June, and it’s a joy to see their adventuresome spirit. They described their daily itinerary to me each morning, and I was tickled when they offered to send me some of their pictures.

Shown below is a little glimpse of their holiday- along with my best guess of where they are. Sally and Geoff, you’ll have to correct me if I am far off:)
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Now this picture I know for sure as we recommended the lovely Captain that can be seen in the background…Captain Bob offers wonderful sailing adventures on Nantucket Sound. His boat is just the right size and his peaceful, kind demeanor, is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. You can find more detailed information at Cape Cod Sail


What a sweet picture and everyone loves to see seals on our beaches. They are usually playful and can be seen bobbing up and down in the waves. The seal population has actually increased tremendously on Cape Cod and has disrupted some of the natural habitat. We always tell our guests to stop by the Chatham Fish Market on Shore Road. The fishing vessels come in and out daily and in the afternoon throw out their left over bait- to the joy of many seals who live on Monomoy Island.

Paines Creek

I am guessing this picture of Geoff is on one of our bay beaches. We are know for our tidal flats- where the tide comes in and out every six hours. At low tide one can walk out to the middle of the bay and see our bay habitat at it’s finest, along with many oyster farms.

Wing Island

We have many incredible walk trails on Cape Cod. Our favorites include Great Island in Wellfleet and Wing Island at the Natural History Museum in Brewster. I know they also went to the Audubon Sanctuary in Wellfleet so maybe this picture was taken there. I am going to guess that this picture was taken on Wing Island. The nature trail is just down the street from our other inn, Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa  and it’s a magical walk that takes you through the woods, onto a board walk where you can see an osprey nest,

through a wooded trail with birdlife and then you come upon a clearing with beautiful vistas of the bay. It’s mesmerizing to the say the least. The trail then winds off the island and onto a beautiful beach. We call it private in that you can only reach it by foot through the nature trail.


truro lighthouse

This picture is definitely somewhere at the National Seashore. There is a faint view of a small lighthouse. Guessing it is Highland Lighthouse in Truro. The National Seashore is such a delight and a treasure for all to enjoy. We like to recommend that our guests stop at the Salt Pond visitor center where there are friendly rangers to help you decide which beach to enjoy.

turtle crosiing

What a great picture and not at all sure where it is from. You’ll have to share where this picture was taken:)


We have fabulous whale watching on Cape Cod and  love to recommend the Dolphin Fleet out of Provincetown. As their brochure says” It’s an ocean adventure like no other, this marine sanctuary eco-tour will create memories that will last a lifetime” Many of our guests comment that their whale watching experience was on their bucket list and every single one of our guests rave about their experience.

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Thank you Sally and Geoff for staying with us and sharing such great shots. Wishing you both all the best and look forward to seeing you both again next year and hearing about all of your new adventures on Cape Cod.

1 thought on “From a guest’s lens staying at the Captain Freeman

  1. Thank you for the beautiful photos and information. We hope to revisit Cape Cod in September or October of 2016. We love Brewster! Would appreciate knowing your rates for one week. Spending 2-1/2 months on Kauai, HI January to April 2016. Love it there also. We are 86 and 85 so health dictates what we do. Thanks.

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