We handed over a check, signed some papers and the lot was ours. It turns out that the owner’s attorney is actually our neighbor. He gave us some of the history of the area, including the Bearse’s, who originally owned the land in that area and whose family goes way back in Centerville.
As soon as we received a copy of the deed, we headed to the Barnstable Recreation Department and bought two Beach Passes. These passes give access not only to beaches, but to resident only beaches and numerous parking areas at other streams, bays, lakes and waterways throughout Barnstable. Those will be useful with our kayaks. I keep kidding that “I’ma git me a boat.” Maybe eventually.
This is another big file with Barnstable’s Ways to Water. It takes a while to load.