Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

Marconi Beach access is maintained by the National Park Service and has restrooms, showers, and a well-constructed stairway to the beach. I've never been here in the presumably crowded summertime but it sure isn't crowded now on this beautiful late summer day - 75 degrees, breezy, and clear.

The Marconi Memorial is on the bluff in the distance.  It marks the location of the first trans-Atlantic wireless communication in history in 1903 from President Teddy Roosevelt to the King of England.

Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor and Nobel Prize winner in Physics was the mastermind of wireless  and considered the father of radio transmission.1903 was a momentous year - both wireless and the Wright Brothers first airplane flight occurred.

This young surfer dude was trying to figure out how to handle his ride when the wind is blowing and the board is bigger than he is.

Even this Ring-billed gull was in a mellow mood just walking around unusually close to people apparently without a care in the world.

The beach is a relaxed and peaceful place - if you're stuck inside today and need a brief moment of Zen, just press the play arrow.


  1. The waves video you posted is just what the doctor ordered. Needed that brief moment of disconnection. Thanks!

  2. Wait, didn't Marconi steal that idea from Tesla?

    1. "Steal" might be putting it strongly but I don't really know for sure. My understanding is that Tesla did do much of the foundational work in wireless technology but, Marconi used much of that to actually execute the successful trans-Atlantic test.