Eastham itinerary

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June 7, 2006


6 p.m. Check in

Whalewalk Inn 220 Bridge Road 508-255-0617, 800-440-1281 Built in 1830 for a whaling captain. It boasts 16 rooms in six buildings. $205-$450 a night in season.

7 p.m. Sundowners

Rock Harbor, Orleans, at end of Rock Harbor Road off Orleans Rotary

This fishing harbor is a perfect place to end the day.

8:30 p.m. Casual cuisine

Mahoney's Atlantic Bar & Grill 28 Main St., Orleans 508-255-5505 Friendly pub with a 50-foot bar and live jazz on selected nights. Entrees $15-$25.


10 a.m. To the sea

Salt Pond Visitor Center

Cape Cod National Seashore 508-255-3421 The jumping-off point for exploration of the seashore, run by the National Park Service. Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., extended hours in summer.

11:30 a.m. Spice it up

Atlantic Spice Company Route 6 at Route 6A, Truro 800-316-7965, 508-487-6100 Wholesale spice company also sells cookbooks, dried fruits, and crafts by local artisans. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10-4 in season.

Noon Tastes grape

Truro Vineyards Route 6A, North Truro 508-487-6200 Buy wines and accessories or do a tasting. Sample any five of 10 available wines for $5 and keep the glass. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-5.

1 p.m. Out of the box

Box Lunch Route 6 508-255-0799 We split a ``Ferdinand," roast beef, three melted cheeses, tomatoes, mayo, and onions ($4.45).

2 p.m. Into the light

Nauset Light, Three Sisters Lighthouses Cable Road, near Nauset Light Beach, North Eastham The Three Sisters and Nauset Light are open for tours twice weekly in summer, the Three Sisters at 5 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays, Nauset Light on Sundays at 4:30 all summer, on Wednesdays at 4:30 in July, at 1 in August.

8:15 p.m. Wicked good

The Wicked Oyster 50 Main St., Wellfleet 508-349-3455 The grilled Angus tenderloin with bourbon caramel sauce ($24.95) and the sesame-crusted black pearl organic salmon ($19.95) were perfect . Entrees $13-$25.


10 a.m. Open-air views

Wellfleet Drive-In Route 6 at Eastham-Wellfleet town line 508-349-0541 Admission $1-$3 per carload. Open Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Mondays until the end of October, plus Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

12:30 p.m. Beach music

Kingsbury and First Encounter beaches

Lovely beaches with limited parking. Arrive early.

2 p.m. Orleans ho

Land Ho! Route 6A and Cove Road, Orleans 508-255-5165 Lunch 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner 5-10, late-night menu until midnight.

Chowder, burgers, and sandwiches in a pub frequented by locals. Lunch $5-$8.50.

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