On the Outer Cape, much of the light noise is diminished. While hardly dark sky territory, it is still quite possible to get great views of the Milky Way. Just a few miles north of our previous stop, the Salt Pond Visitor's Center officially welcomes travelers to the Cape Cod National Seashore. As we drive into the park, we come to the former Coast Guard rescue station on the dune bluffs overlooking the ocean. From the parking lot, you can look out over the wide expanse of Nauset Marsh and the barrier dunes that comprise Coast Guard Beach. Up to three feet of land is lost to the ocean in this area. In the next several decades, these buildings will no longer remain.