Home of the traffic circle where Routes. 6 and 28 converge, the “elbow” of Cape Cod is dotted with bogs and ponds. For the start of A Perfect Day In Orleans, go early to Cottage Street Bakery (5 Cottage St., 508-255-2821) before the cinnamon-dusted “dirt bomb” pastries sell out. Then grab a parking space at Nauset Beach (250 Beach Rd.) where breakers boom on a beach backed by high dunes. Skim the wash on a boogie board, or head farther down the 10-mile-long beach to surf or cast for strippers and blues (saltwater fishing permit required).