Cape Cod use to be described as "a sand spit held together by frialators." That's a big vat of boiling, grease that any breaded food or object can be fried in... i.e. fish, scallops, chicken, cheese sticks, onion rings, Oreos, pickles, ice cream, liver, shoes, toy poodles, condoms, your mom, the Farkland Islands, ANYTHING.
A traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist sees what he has come to see, and this summer season what he comes to see is a great white shark devouring a harbor seal.
Since the worse thing for a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist, they dress like they think we dress, and try not to gawk at the things we take for granted like great white sharks dining on our overstock of harbor seals.
Dennis cartoonist Joe Quigley reminds us all this morning that March is fast approaching. A lot of retailers are about to recall some of their employees that were laid off for the last two months to get their places of business ready for the seasonal people who have to get their vacation and rental homes prepared for the summer season.
Last Summer's shark attack
Massachusetts made the International Shark Attack list along with Florida's 26 confirmed attacks in 2012 following an incident last July at Truro's Ballston Beach in which a swimmer was bitten by a shark 600 yards off shore.
That swimmer got us on the list.
Shark attacks hit a 12-year high in the US last year, with Florida by far the most dangerous state to go for an ocean swim.