There were a few Semipalmated Plovers scurrying around on the flats at Skaket Beach the other day. They sure do move fast! Love the distinctive black ring around their necks.
Semipalmated Plovers usually migrate right around now, so you’re lucky if you see one!
This past week was unbelievably warm here on Cape Cod. It was such a treat to wear shorts and a t-shirt, take a long walk on Coast Guard Beach to Nauset Spit and take a few long bike rides. Before our walk on Coast Guard Beach the other day, we had a wonderful picnic at one of our favorite picnic tables overlooking Nauset Marsh.
It doesn’t get much better, especially in October!
The waves and the bank of clouds on the horizon were just beautiful at Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore. The temperatures have been warm enough lately to take a long walk without a jacket or sweatshirt.
Yesterday we walked the beach in shorts and a t-shirt. It was 79 degrees so we headed over to the bayside and went for swim! Awesome for October 10th!
When a crab washes up on shore, it’s lunch for the first finder, which happened to be this Seagull. He wasn’t letting it go as other Seagulls landed nearby.
He certainly was going to enjoy himself!
I love walking up the steps and along the path to Nauset Beach, part of the National Seashore, in Orleans on Cape Cod. The beach fence is perfect with the waters awaiting in the distance. So inviting…
Pretty, don’t you think?
If you walk along the ocean beaches on Cape Cod, you are sure to see seals swimming along the shore, diving in and out of the waves. I’ve seen a lot of seals at Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Beach in the past few days.
If you walk all the way to Nauset Spit at low tide from either Nauset Beach or Coast Guard Beach, you can see what I call “seal island.” It is a sand bar, not too far from shore, that the seals pile on at low tide. You can hear their distinctive sounds from quite far away.
This 2nd photograph was taken from the end of Coast Guard Beach a few days ago.