White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pines Ponds and Pavement, Southeast Massachusetts, USA

The coastal pine barrens eco-region stretches from New Jersey to southeastern Massachusetts.  Myles Standish State Forest (MSSF) in southeastern Massachusetts contains the second largest unbroken tract of rare pitch-pine barrens remaining in the world. Spanning nearly 15,000 acres, MSSF is the second largest publicly held land in Massachusetts.

Old Sandwich Road in Plymouth County.

Old Sandwich Road.

A hillside stand of pines near the Pine Hills development.

Long Pond in Plymouth County. Why is this a pond and not a lake, it seems rather large? Supposedly, a major difference between the two is that sunlight penetrates to the bottom of all areas of a pond but doesn't in a lake.

Waterfront living in seasonal cottages on Long Pond - a little too waterfront if you ask me.

How many times in life can you work "undulating" into a sentence appropriately?  That's what this road is doing through Myles Standish State Forest.

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