Many make a Cape escape to soak up the sun
WOODS HOLE, Mass. (WHDH) -- The extreme heat had some people making a Cape escape, heading to the beaches on Cape Cod to soak up the sun.
Some people beat the heat by diving right in -- some, by eating it all up.
“Absolutely delicious,” said a woman eating ice cream.
In Eastham, there was a green-friendly ice cream truck equipped with solar panels on the roof. While rechargeable batteries run the ice cream freezers, solar panels make the sinks work and the hot fudge hot.
“We had to make a decision on how to power the truck and no one wants to hear a generator at the beach, so…we’d rather play reggae,” said Dave Lewis, Lewis Brothers Ice Cream.
Dave Lewis admitted using solar is a bit pricey.
“The initial investment for solar is more up front. But in the long run, it will pay for itself,” Lewis said.
It was slow going getting down Route 3 to the Sagamore Bridge, including those who made the trek all the way from New Hampshire.
The inviting scene at First Encounter Beach in Wareham was worth it.
“Yesterday it was 104 in Derry. Today they said high of 96,” Angela Carson, from New Hampshire.