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