CCC on Tour: Cocktails on Cape Cod Part 2: The Scraggy Scramble

One of my favorite Cape Cod activities is to do the Scraggy Scramble with my sister, Lee.  The Scraggy Scramble really is a scramble over two miles of boulders and large, loose rocks that form the outer banks of Scraggy Neck.  Scraggy Neck is a long spit of land or neck jutting out into Buzzards Bay.  It’s a beautiful place with a lush forest at its center. Lovely beaches and coves adorn Scraggy’s edges. Many people have summer homes here and a few live all year round.

The Scraggy Scramble begins easily along a soft, sandy beach.
The Scraggy Scramble begins easily along a soft, sandy beach.
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Quickly, the packed sand disappears and the scramble begins.
Lee scrambling over a boulder.  We also call the
Lee scrambling over a boulder. We also call the Scramble the “Fountain of Youth Walk” because as long as we can do it we’ll always be young no matter how old we are.
Scramble, scramble!
Scramble, scramble! I do love the shoes I am wearing. I never thought I would own a pair of Tevas but these are great. Lightweight, quick drying, and very supportive. Perfect for tackling Scraggy’s terrain!

The Scraggy Scramble is not all pain. The scenery is gorgeous and Lee and I love to gawk at the beautiful homes visible from the rocks.

A classic Cape Cod beauty.
A classic Cape Cod beauty.  Do you think they’ll ask us in for a cocktail?
Are these Adirondack chairs teasing us?  So tempting to sit down and rest!
Are these Adirondack chairs teasing us? So tempting to sit down and rest!
One of the private beaches along Scraggy Neck. Very aspirational.
One of the private beaches along Scraggy Neck. Very aspirational real estate.

It takes about three hours to do the full seven-mile loop around Scraggy Neck and when Lee and I arrived home our sister, Annie, welcomed us with Strawberry Daiquiris and Mystery Dip! The perfect combination to replenish ourselves after the Scraggy Scramble.

What is Mystery Dip, you ask? Only the cheesiest, tangy-est, deliciousness you have ever had.  It's a
What is Mystery Dip, you ask? Only the cheesiest, tangy-est, deliciousness you have ever had. Mystery Dip is made daily at the West Falmouth Market and loved by all. If you visit the Falmouth area, Mystery Dip is a must try. Yum! (The daiquiris weren’t bad either!)
My sister, Lee, smiling because she just did the Scramble with my dad, Tom, smiling because he didn't.
My sister, Lee, smiling because she just did the Scraggy Scramble with my dad, Tom, smiling because he didn’t.

While enjoying outdoor activities is a major part of the Cape Cod summer, eating and drinking (responsibly) also play an essential role in the Cape lifestyle.  After our daiquiris, Mystery Dip, a swim, a rest, and a shower, we headed to the Lobster Trap, a popular local haunt, to celebrate my mother’s birthday.

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is delightfully Capey.  See my review on tripadvisor.
The food is delicious and the atmosphere is delightfully Capey. See my review on tripadvisor.com.
My nephew's fiance, Andrea, enjoys her lobster salad.
My nephew’s fiance, Andrea, enjoys her lobster salad.
Is there a drink more suited to the Cape Cod lifestyle than a Captain and Coke? I think not.
Is there a drink more suited to the Cape Cod lifestyle than a Captain and Coke? I think not.
My three fantastic sisters, Lee, Annie and Joanna, enjoying life and lobster with my parents.
My three fantastic sisters, Lee, Annie, and Joanna, enjoying life and lobster with my parents. Could there be anything better? I think not.

 

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