White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cape Cod, Sandwich, Massachusetts, USA

The cluster of tiny people on the boardwalk at the center of this photo is the quintessential collection of kids daring each other to jump off the bridge into the water.

Lots of them jumped - and the visionary builders of the bridge had included ladders built into the bridge structure knowing this annual rite of passage for kids would be needed every year into the future.  Instead of fences, they built ladders - think about that.  It's encouraging and heart-warming to see that we haven't let the lawyers strip us of every last human behavior from childhood just because something might be dangerous.

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