During my lifetime of teaching (mathematics), summers were always free. During those times, I traveled the entire U.S., Europe and Persia. When I was home,I seemed to have gravitated to the water. Swimming, sailing, surfing, even fishing were everyday events.
Most of my life I lived on or near the water, but never this close. My house, now, is nineteen feet from the wood seawall on the Oyster River in Chatham. Couldn't be happier.
What is special about this property?
The property is pure Cape Cod. It has not been suburbanized.
The scent of salt water is ever present. A soft south wind kicks up in the late afternoon (I guess to help sailors reach home in time for supper.)
Whenever there are storms or very high seas on the ocean, seabirds come into the Oyster River, a safe harbor. The birds, every single time land right in front of my bay window. One Christmas day, there were ninety three seabirds waiting to be counted. Why they choose this particular spot to seek shelter? Find out when you get here.
What is special about your town?
Chatham is a walking town. Park once, walk to restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, premier movies, art galleries, an old fashioned Ben Franklin, churches, consignment shops, an iconic candy store, women's fashions, antiques stores, a hardware store, a jewelry store,a shoe salon, an outdoor cafe, a labyrinth, a band stand, a park, a library, etc. All are top of the line.