This hardy little shack amidst rolling dunes, beach plums, and a cool mist transfixes me. It’s the star of Cynthia Huntington’s memoir The Salt House which I reviewed here. The weathered shingles, low-slope shed roof, and humble window pair speak of modest efficiency, purposeful living, and an independent spirit in conversation with an awesome landscape. I had planned to hike to this spot, but was warned by Provincetown locals that such a trip might prove more arduous than expected. So my group of fellow sight-seers found comfortable transport with Art’s Dune Tours. Standing on a dune not far from the shack, I can only imagine the mystery of a life embedded in the rhythms of the National Seashore. Someday I hope to do more than merely imagine it.
by Katie Hutchison for the House Enthusiast