|C. 1640 Dexter Grist Mill|
At the corner of River Street and Main Street is the old Quaker Meeting House. This former church/doll museum was recently renovated and converted to a private residence, possible the most unique I have ever seen. It has a beautiful clock tower that can be seen from the living room windows of our Inn.
I take a left onto River Street which, although a very short street, is just beautiful. This particular morning the day lilies are glorious. Earlier in the season both sides of the road are fragrant with the scent of the lilacs that grow there. Farther around the bend in the road is a stream that flows from Shawme Pond and through this part of the village. The sound of the water bubbling along over the river rocks is music to my ears. Just around the bend and to the right is where the stream moves under the road and out to the marshes. This particular morning the tide is in and the marshes are filled with water. Through the marsh grass I can see the ducks taking their early morning bath. I pause to watch and to take a few pictures. This is really breathtaking and it is difficult to tear myself away, but duty calls and I am headed back to the Inn to make breakfast for our wonderful guests.
Come walk with me again soon. There is a lot of Sandwich to love in the early morning light.
Jan Preus, the Innkeeper, chef, and artist in residence at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts