Thursday, May 15, 2008

Back to our regularly scheduled program ... Ahhh, vacation

I'm sorry you can't all be here with us. (Well, not really. I mean, it would be too crowded in our room, and you probably smoke, and also I get up early and you would have to sleep on the sleeper sofa in the living room. It's really better with just the two of us. But you should come here on your own sometime, really.)

The past 48 hours have been extremely full, and the wifi has been crappy. The weather has been great, although Tuesday was terribly windy, so after stopping for some ice cream (mine was pistachio -- that's U.P.'s soft twirl in my other hand), we went on a drive and did the lighthouse tour down the cape. Well, not a full tour, but we saw several lighthouses. We saw the Cape Cod light at Truro, the Nauset light in Eastham, and the Three Sisters, who were moved inland at Nauset. Poor girls are sitting in the woods now.

We made it back to Ptown in time to catch the sunset at Herring Cove, which is the ultimate tourist thing to do, I know, but it really was fantastic. Don't believe me? Look again. As we sat in the car looking over the water as the last light of the sun went down, coyotes began howling from deep in the dunes. It was really stunning.


How could we top this, you say? How about with whale watching! (Tourist with a capital T, I know). But if you live in this area you know this has been a phenomenal year for seeing whales, so we weren't going to miss out on this chance. And it was worth it! We saw a lot of whales, including this humpback and her calf. When she came up and her tail dove down, everyone on the boat was silent -- the true meaning of awesome! Here are a few photos that we took (and full credit for these photos goes to U.P., these are all hers.)

Here are a few images from the boat trip of the Humpback and her calf:






























7 comments:

Sara said...

I will never forget the first time I saw a whale...

it is awesome.

Sue J said...

The pictures really don't do it justice, do they?

donald said...

thanks for the great pix! i love the ocean, and all it has to offer. just sitting here now looking out my bedroom window watching the waves and birds. an eagle just flew by. what a life!

enjoy the rest of your vacation. looks like the weather may begin going downhill. you may get a chance to read that book yet!

Nan said...

Thanks for the great pix.

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Artois said...

WOW!!! I'm so glad you and U.P. are having such a relaxing vacation. You both really do deserve a break from reality after everything that's happened this past year. Good for you!!!!

Mauigirl said...

So glad you had such great weather - and saw whales!

You were visiting around "my" territory - Nauset - that's the beach we go to when we go to the ocean side!