On this sunny, breezy Monday, as a storm from the west rode the wind out over the Atlantic Ocean, almost nobody visited Nauset Light Beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham, Massachusetts.
There were two dogs there, however. They were with me. One of them found a dead crab and did not want to let it go.
The occasional seal surfaced in the waves.
And clumps of beach artemisia grew on the sandy dune.