By Kathryn Kleekamp
Cape Cod and its neighboring islands, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard, possess extraordinary beauty. Magnificent ocean vistas, spectacular sand dunes, quiet marshes, and historic seaside villages, bring people back year after year. For the inquiring visitor the remarkable stories of courage and enterprise by those who settled the land and shaped its character provide background for thoughtful reflection. This stunning new book features fifty of Kathryn Kleekamps original oil paintings depicting land and seascapes along with rare historic photographs. Image and text capture the fundamental nature of this remarkable area: the heartbeat of those who farmed the land, fished the seas, captained the great schooners, or waited at home for a loved ones return. The historic vignettes explore major influences that made Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Marthas Vineyard what they are today. Traditional Cape and Island recipes found here are another link to the present from the past.