I was out on Buzzards Bay the other day. The sky was the clear blue that happens in June; the air was untinged by humidity. Birds were diving for fish swimming near the surface. I looked around and thought how lucky we were to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
I've decided that one way to appreciate our surroundings is by eating outdoors whenever possible. I tried to convince Daisy (my dog) to join me on the deck for lunch, but after forty-five minutes at the , she was settled on her chair in the air conditioning, and just rolled her eyes at me. Have to love the dog park!
Last night, we had dinner at , and I was reminded again of the beauty of our corner of the Cape. Sitting out on the deck watching the boats making their way in and out of the harbor is a pretty nice way to spend part of an evening. It's a comfortable, breezy ringside seat to the passing show of Falmouth Harbor, shady in the evening and umbrella-tabled at lunch.
The menu is varied and invariably good. The 1 1/4 pound lobster in the rough is a good bet for $25, and their fried scallops are excellent. They have really good marinated steak tips for the non-seafood fan. My only minor complaint is that they should have a half-order of onion rings on the menu. The onion rings are great, but the serving is so huge that the only time I can order them is when we're with a group.
I have a sentimental attachment to The Flying Bridge. We were having dinner there the night we decided to put a bid on our current home in North Falmouth. We had been in town looking at various properties and made our decision sitting at a table overlooking the harbor. My husband didn't want to bother the realtor by calling her at 8:30 at night. I pointed out that a realtor wouldn't be bothered by a sale. She wasn't!
Life is made up of memories and appreciation for what we have and where we are.