OK, I didn't get round to it but better (very) late than never! Thank you to markoboston, katieebee, jsboston, ccrosner and yellowbird for all your invaluable advice back in August 2008. We had a superb time on the cape and in boston in the first week of September. The weather was hot and sunny, so we were really lucky. We visited Sandwich; Hyannis; rode the shining sea bicycle path from Falmouth to Woods End; ate lots and shopped lots!
We adored New England so much we are going back at the beginning of October for two weeks for our honeymoon (hence jogging my memory and backside into gear to get back on here and thank you all!) We will spend some time in Boston first so we can see more of the city this time. Then we'll drive up to North Conway, NH; then over Stowe, VT and then somewhere else (maybe down to southern VT; the Berkshires MA; or across to Maine - depending on how far I want to drive!)
Thanks again for your kind help and I will try my best not to leave it too long to write a little report in October when we get back!
Best wishes to you all.