Cape Cod is full of scenic views but none quite so expansive and majestic as the boardwalk at Grays beach. We come here in all seasons but especially love it in October when we have the whole boardwalk to ourselves, which is when we took this recent photo. The boardwalk is very vulnerable to storms and sustained major damage during the Jan 4th "bomb cyclone” which drove ice from Cape Cod Bay into the boardwalk, tearing off a piece of the structure and depositing it a half mile away in Chase Garden Creek. Luckily, to help with the need for yearly repairs, the town of Yarmouth has created a fundraising program called the Boardwalk plank program allowing anyone to purchase an engraved new plank on the board walk. So far, 961 people have bought planks with their choice of names and dates etched into the wood – many commemorating a family vacation, wedding or a family pet's passing.
So if you wish to make your mark on this special corner of Cape Cod as well as help keep it safe for many to enjoy year after year, consider purchasing a plank engraved with a meaningful memory.
Photo: Barry Friedman
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