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A couple of young 'uns in our family (she is Significant Eater's oldest, and hence first, niece) just had to open a general-store-cum-sandwich shop in Provincetown last summer. After living in Gowanus

Here was our first stop on the way to Provincetown...     Blustery, chilly, rainy day. Perfect for me. And for these...     The lobster on the lobster roll is wonderful. Why they use lettuce

Bought some really nice striped bass at the Mac's at the Wellfleet town pier one weekend about 10 years ago. Grilled it over the fire at the Nickerson State Park campground.

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On 10/14/2021 at 2:07 PM, joethefoodie said:

but is that the area of Hyannis?

Hyannis ! 😱 Are you serious ? 

Joe, you of all people know Chambo to be a man who is always, ALWAYS, on point !

Why in the world would I waste your time and my time with a frickin' photo of Hyannis in THIS thread ! Makes no sense, Joe, right ?

Last hint ... exactly 4 minutes after the prior photo I took this pic ... so what's this pic and the prior ?


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Jones Beach?

I'm never up in the air (at least not to my knowledge) over the cape; I'm more grounded at this level...






I did try to drive right up to Hopper's old stomping grounds in Truro, but the road is now private and closed.

So - are you MAYBE up over Provincetown and Wellfleet?


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On 10/16/2021 at 10:04 AM, joethefoodie said:

are you MAYBE up over Provincetown and Wellfleet?

That's a much better guess, Joe

I'll give you the gory details since you're a Cape and P-town lover ...


Here's pic 1 again ... to situate you, we are heading north towards Wellfleet, flying over the water, having passed First Encounter Beach and Campground Beach on our right … that’s forested Great Island in the foreground on the upper right and behind it you see the full curve of the bayside part of the outer cape and the entire P-town peninsula … that tiny white vertical line / fleck that you can make out (barely, in the MF blurry, crappy, low-res version ... you probably need to click on the photo) is the Winslow Street water tower … it’s pretty much dead center from left to right … interestingly the more well-known Pilgrim Monument, which is much taller and would be next to it on the right, is not visible (because it’s grey granite … in fact, it's the tallest granite structure in the country, I might add)



Pic 2 is Wellfleet Harbor … we are still heading north …  and Great Island would be on our left



In Pic 3 we are approaching the P-town peninsula … and now you can make out both the white Winslow Street water tower and the grey, more slender Pilgrim Monument to its right … the two tallest structures in P-town



Joe, watch out ... we are coming in closer !






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On 10/14/2021 at 7:34 PM, Chambolle said:

In fact, it’s my buddy’s bad-ass turbo prop that makes private pilots who are in the know drool … I’m serious … it is outfitted with arguably the world’s most advanced (custom) avionics setup that exists for such a plane. I’d show you a pic of the cockpit but it shows the tail number and with that you could track him and all his flights. People worry about privacy … you have someone’s tail number and you know their plane’s every move, every coming and going. And, yes of course, he also has a jet … he’s had a jet for over 20 years since before the dot com boom when everyone and their sisters got jets ...

This tracking is so easy now it's automated ... in fact this college freshman is trying to parlay his privacy-intruding @ElonJet twitter account into an Elon internship ... some nice bidding is going on ... Elon offered $5k if the kid would can the account ... kid said add a zero cuz that would help with tuition and maybe give him enough coin for a cool (Elon) car ... Musk is mulling that over but Elon has yet to respond ... kid thinks that's because Elon's on vacay on Maui ... and it sure seems like it, per @ElonJet  ... well, at least Elon's 2015 Gulfstream G650 is there ...

A crappy, old 2015 G650 ! 

Pfffffffft, seriously embarrassing, Elon !

You'd think the guy could afford a reasonably up-to-date rig for Heaven's sake ...


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On our drive home from Provincetown yesterday, I took a tiny detour (it's like 5 minutes from an exit off I195) to this place:


You know, the whole "tinned sardine" phase the world appears to be going through got to me.  

If a place like this was here, we'd be kvelling for sure.  First of all, there's this walk-in...


Filled with nothing but salt cod.

I didn't have a ton of time, and I wasn't with someone who enjoys spending hours looking at sardines, but...


They have a lot. 


Some of my haul, after another 4 hours in the car...


Do not pass this place by if ever on the way to or from the cape. Even be worth a road trip from Providence or Boston.  https://portugaliamarketplace.com/



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Castas & Trigo, our beer, wine, and spirits shop stocked with over 800 varieties of Portuguese wines, the largest selection in the United States!

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O Fiel Amigo, a temperature controlled room offering a large variety of the finest salt cod available





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1 hour ago, mitchells said:

Thanks. I never knew that place existed. I've been buying some of those brands from Dave S. 

PS: I hope you loaded up on some other tasty edible treats while in the area. 

Between visits this year to Portland, Northampton, Boston, etc. my edible supply is in no danger!

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