It was a glorious day… sunny with little wind and a perfect day to take our kayaks out on the water. We launched at Good Hummock in Orleans and paddled Town Cove to Nauset Marsh and then out along the outer beach to Nauset Spit. It couldn’t get any prettier!
We stopped for a bit to rest and had some lunch. There were a lot of boats in the water and many kayakers enjoying the day. We took a different route back and paddled in through Nauset Marsh, going by Fort Hill and Hemenway Landing. So beautiful…
It was definitely a “pinch me” day! 🙂
I’ve never seen a larger boat like this lobster boat moored in Nauset Marsh, so I was a little surprised to see it moored in the middle of the channel. The channel must be deep enough to allow a bit this size to moor there.
I took this photograph from Fort Hll looking out toward Coast Guard Station in the distance. I thought it made such a nice, colorful photograph. What do you think?
I saw my first seal of the season at Coast Guard Beach the other day. There were quite a few of them in the water, so the water must be warming up a bit. The latest I heard was that the water was 54 degrees. Brrrr…
Cute little guy, don’t you think?
The Wild Lupine wildflowers at Fort Hill are magnificent this year! Last year was a very lean year for the Wild Lupine so it was a big treat to see them all blooming the other day.
Wild Lupine grows to about 20″ with elongated clusters of blue 1/2″ pea-flowers.
The Least Terns were quite noisy as we walked by their roped off area on Coast Guard Beach. The nesting area is off limits to people and pets as the Least Terns and the Piping Plovers lay their eggs and raise their young.
This Least Tern looked so regal as he posed for his photograph!
It doesn’t get much prettier than this at Fort Hill. It was a gorgeous day. We’ve had so much rain lately that everything is green and lush.
I took this photograph from the trailhead at the lower parking lot. Beautiful scenery, don’t you think?