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You Think This Is Hot, Well Get Use To It! You Will Just Have To Come to Provincetown to cool off !

August 22nd, 2010 by gary palochko

Famous Provincetown Beach

This summer’s stifling, deadly heat along the Eastern Seaboard and the southern states could be a preview of summers to come over the next few decades, according to a report about global warming to be published Wednesday by the National Wildlife Federation and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In fact, according to NWF climate scientist Amanda Staudt, the summer of 2010 might actually be considered mild compared with the typical summers in the future. “We all think this summer is miserable, but it’s nothing compared to what’s in store for us,” she says.

The East just sweltered through one of its hottest Julys on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. Every state from Maine to Florida endured one its top-10 warmest Julys since records began in 1880. Two states, Delaware and Rhode Island, had their hottest July ever.

The report, a supplement to a 2009 report on heat waves, notes that more extremely hot summer days are projected for every part of the country by the year 2050: “Summers like the current one, or even worse, will become the norm by 2050 if global warming pollution continues to increase unabated.”

 A federal report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program in 2009, which much of this report was based on, found that average temperatures in the USA have increased more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the past five decades, largely as the result of emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which are produced by burning fossil fuels.

 But can this summer’s heat be directly attributed to global warming? Staudt concedes that it can’t, as does Chris Fenimore, a physical scientist at the National Climatic Data Center, who was not part of the study: “It’s not really possible to pin a single event on climate change.”  However, Fenimore notes that the frequency at which these extreme weather events are occurring — such as extreme heat or cold — are on the increase.

 ”Most locations have had about twice as many days with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees than they typically would by the end of July,” the NWF report states about this summer’s heat. “For example, Washington, D.C., had 39 days with temperatures in the 90s by July 31, compared to 18 days for an average year.”

Additional heat waves will be especially dangerous for vulnerable populations, Staudt says. “Air pollution in urban areas could get worse, bringing increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and asthma attacks. Children, the elderly, poor and people of color are especially vulnerable to these effects.”

 Well then just head out to Cape Cod each summer and come to Provincetown to cool off at some of the best beaches in the USA.  Of course there is that wonderful historic Bed and Breakfast that you can stay at in Provincetown called the Revere Guest House.  Check out there web site and book directly online,  www.reverehouse.com

Chimani, LLC Launches Cape Cod National Seashore iPhone & Android App

August 19th, 2010 by gary palochko

 

 

New iPhone & Android app

New iPhone & Android app

Chimani, LLC, developer of the popular Acadia National Park app, is proud to announce the launch of the first comprehensive guide to the Cape Cod National Seashore for the iPhone and Android platforms.

 

Now available on iTunes and the Android Marketplace for $4.99, the app is an all-in-one guide to Cape Cod National Seashore and the surrounding beaches. The app includes over 132 points of interest and unique features like a custom-made GPS-enabled map, a 20 minute audio tour, a year’s worth of projected sunrise/sunset data as well as projected tidal data for all of the beaches in and around the Seashore. Other unique features include a complete map of the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the Seashore’s Ranger-led events which are updated throughout the season.

“For the typical price of an audio guide, map, or guide book, the Chimani Cape Cod app allows you to have all the information and resources right on your iPhone,” explains Kerry Gallivan, President and Founder of Chimani. “This is a practical guide for both first-time visitors and seasoned vacationers to the Cape.”

The app’s general and operational park information includes detailed descriptions of hiking trails, bicycling, lighthouses, unique points of interest, museums, parking, restrooms, picnicking, and swimming areas.

The Chimani’s Cape Cod app also allows users to create a “Favorites” list, conduct global search, turn map annotations on and off and download new content. The app’s over 100 remarkable photos were taken by professional photographer David Patterson.

When you come to Provincetown you must stay at the most fantastic Bed and Breakfast: The historic and award winning Revere Guest House.

Pilgrim Monument Marking Milestone

August 2nd, 2010 by gary palochko

 

PROVINCETOWN MASSACHUSETTS  – The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown will turn 100 on August 5th, 2010. The statuesque, 252-foot granite Pilgrim Monument was completed in 1910 to commemorate the Pilgrims’ first landing in America Nov. 21, 1620, in Provincetown. The Pilgrims also signed the Mayflower Compact, an early declaration of self-governance, in Provincetown harbor.

Back 100 years ago, the monument’s dedication on August 5th 1910, was a national revelation. Three years earlier President Theodore Roosevelt had arrived to help lay down the first cornerstone and kick off the construction. Then with the monument’s completion in 1910, bleachers were built around the base to seat 3,000 people. A U.S. Navy fleet sailed into the harbor. President William H. Taft arrived on the presidential yacht Mayflower and anchored roughly where the original Mayflower was thought to have anchored. Taft addressed the crowd after an introduction by Governor Eben Draper.  At the end of the ceremony, a young Mayflower descendant unveiled a commemorative plaque on the monument. Afterward, the partying went late into the night with a dinner for 500 people and a ball at town hall. Lots of people — including Governor Deval Patrick will be here for the celebration but not President Obama even though he was invited.

What:
100th anniversary of the Pilgrim Monument Dedication
Where: Pilgrim Monument, High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown
When: August 5th, 2010
Schedule: 10 a.m. – Parade on Commercial Street; 1 p.m. – 100th anniversary and rededication ceremony at Pilgrim Monument with Gov. Deval Patrick (free); 7:30 p.m. – Closing ceremony and concert at Pilgrim Monument ($20 entry fee); 9 p.m. – Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor

Looking for a place to stay?  Try the Revere Guest House on 14 Court Street.  It is an historic home built in 1830.  Recenlty remodeled in the style of the nineteenth century with all modern conveniences.

 

Provincetown and the Pilgrims – A bit of Trivia !

July 19th, 2010 by gary palochko

Provincetown Massachusetts

How much do you know about the Mayflower, Pilgrims,  Wampanoag Indians and Provincetown?  Here are some interesting facts about them.  Before the Pilgrims hired her, the Mayflower was in the wine trade with France; before that, she was in the fish trade with Norway.  It took the Mayflower 66 days to reach Massachusetts and while traveling to the new world there was one baby born on board the ship.

The Pilgrims landed at Provincetown, MA, at the tip of Cape Cod, on November 11, 1620. Since the land was not good for farming, they moved to Plymouth. To eat, the Pilgrims used a knife, spoon, a large napkin, and fingers…no forks. They also shared plates and drinking vessels.  In the Pilgrim household, the adults sat down to dinner and the children waited on them.

Lobsters, clams, and mussels were considered “hard rations” when the food supply was low. Many Pilgrims thought that lobsters were fit only for pigs!  Now when you come to Provincetown to vacation  or just visit for the great restaurants, those delicious items are considered a must.   Now the turkey was familiar poultry in England since it was brought to Europe 100 years earlier by the Spanish. There were only four married women who survived the first harsh winter from 1620-1621. They supervised the food preparations for the three-day harvest feast for the 50 colonists, Chief Massasoit and the 90 Indians who attended. That event became known as “the first Thanksgiving.”

Pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce were not eaten at the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims did eat roast wild fowl such as duck, goose, and turkey; corn meal; cod; sea bass; and venison brought by the Indians.  Now while in Provincetown you can find some of these prepared in a delicious way particularly at the Mews Restaurant or one of my favorites the Red Inn at the end of Commerical Street.

Now to know a bit about the first people that first inhabited Cape Cod, it was the  Wampanoag Indians of southeast Massachusetts who befriended the Pilgrims. Their name means “People of the Dawn” and they continue to live on Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and inland.  Now Provincetown is settled by a very diverse and interesting crowd.  By the 1970s, the town’s long tradition of tolerance and progressive attitude coupled with its beautiful environs and exciting town scene led to the adoption of “P-town” by the gay community.

Today, Provincetown retains many elements of its past, rich heritage while remaining a haven for the arts and alternative communities. The diversity of its population lends itself to an extraordinary blend of small town charm and big city sophistication. This is a town where everyone will feel at home and stay in one of those charming all American Bed and Breakfast such as the well known Revere Guest House.

Humpback Whales Spotted Off The Coast of Cape Cod

July 6th, 2010 by gary palochko

Dozens of Humpback Whales Were Spotted off the coast of Cape Cod

Dozens of humpback whales have been spotted off the coast of Provincetown Cape Cod Massachusetts. Restrictions have been put into place to make sure the whales are protected.  “The biggest threat” in the past had been shop strikes, but a year ago the federal government passed a regulation to slow ship speeds up and down the eastern seaboard while these whales moved into the Cape Cod Coast.

Scientists said they are encouraged about the future of the whales, who have experienced a bit of a baby boom in recent years.  The hope is that the more people see these beautiful creatures, the better the commitment to help them thrive. You can go on a whale watch excursion from MacMillian Wharf in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  There is Dolphin Fleet or the Portuguese Princess Excursions.

So come to Provincetown for a few days not only to go whale watching but to enjoy some of the most beautiful beachs on the east coast.  You can  stay at one of the most distinctive and historic inns in Provincetown has to offer, The Revere Guest House. It will become one of your favorite Ptown accommodation.

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