Wellfleet retouched1Wellfleet 310.09 John and Greg, Wellfleet, Sandy Neck 017

Eating oysters feels just like eating the ocean, don’t you think? I indulged in a briny dozen or so last weekend at the Wellfleet Oyster Festival, a colorful street party that’s held in Wellfleet each October, rain or shine. We were one of the many craft vendors that lined Main Street on Saturday. It was windy and threatening but the rains kindly held off till closing time. We sold lots of soap to a boisterous crowd of locals, day-trippers, and just enough oddballs to give the festival its special flavor. There was music, an oyster shucking contest and all manner of food and drink…it was a wonderful celebration of the Cape’s shellfishing tradition. Sunday it did rain – torentially – so the festival went on without us. I hear the shuckers and musicians carried on, proving that Cape folks are a hardy lot.