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Yesterday evening was our annual PPOCC (Professional Photographers of Cape Cod) cookout, this year in Eastham. A few dozen portrait photographers, some joined by their families, caught up on the latest and enjoyed a tasty raw bar of Wellfleet oysters and clams followed by a “Low Country Boil” meal expertly cooked by our member host, Ralph.

A Low Country Boil is a sort of southern variation of our traditional Cape Cod clambake. Potatoes, sausage, corn, and shrimp were progressively added to boiling water in a huge lobster pot (large enough for a small person!) along with Old Bay spice. After 32 minutes, the contents of the entire pot was strained and ceremoniously strewn along the center of 3 long tables. Yes, directly ON the paper tablecloths! We ate until we were beyond full, and then we devoured scrumptious desserts.

The cookout was followed by a bonfire and marshmallow roast on the beach as we watched a glowing orange sunset disappear over the bay. A picturesque ending to a perfect day with some of the nicest people on earth. What an honor to be a member of such a knowledgeable and supportive group.

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