Archive for September 13th, 2014

Well, my vacation to Wellfleet officially ended this morning.  But not before we enjoyed this amazing sunset last night…


Jaws1One of the first things you see when you cross over into Wellfleet on Cape Cod is the roadside marquee for the Wellfleet Drive-In movie theater. The site of the marquee is one of the milestones we anticipate on our annual drive to vacation. This year we were in for an added treat when we saw the marquee – it listed that the movie showing was Jaws, the original 1975 classic film.

Jaws? At the Drive-in? While on vacation on Cape Cod? We just had to go! And we did. It was a great thrill to see the film on the big screen at a classic drive-in theater.

About Jaws: “Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.)”


The movie held up and we spent the week quoting our favorite lines and of course looking out for great whites while at the beach. Not too farfetched, there had been many sightings of the sharks off the coast of the Cape all summer.

Meanwhile, later in the week we were thrilled to come across this little piece of folk art – Quint, as portrayed by Robert Shaw in the film, in an artist rendering of a period Narragansett beer ad. Very cool.