We were surprised to see this Northern Gannet diving for food at Coast Guard Beach the other day. At first we weren’t sure what kind of diving bird it was as it plummeted into the ocean over and over again.
Northern Gannets dive vertically into the sea at velocities of up to 62mph. It was just amazing to watch. He would fly around for a bit and then dive head first straight into the water while tucking his wings in like a missile.
And then he flew away. It was fun looking in my bird book to identify what kind of diving bird he was. Have you ever seen a Northern Gannet diving into the sea?
One thing that we really missed living in Colorado was the fresh seafood. We are big seafood fans!
This is one of our favorite dinners of mussels and linguine with a few shrimp thrown in and maybe a stuffed clam on top!
Do you like mussels and linguine?
We pulled out our heavier fall jackets and mittens for a hike at Wiley Park in Eastham this morning. It was gorgeous with the fall colors starting to really turn.
This bridge separates the pond and the lake and is so pretty. There was a Swan swimming about in the pond this morning.
Have You ever been to Wiley Park? There are many different trails to hike.
One of the trails in the Pamet Trail Area in North Truro on Cape Cod goes to a stunning overlook where, during a winter storm in 2013, the Atlantic Ocean breached the huge sand dunes on Ballston Beach and sent surging waves up the Pamet River all the way to Route 6. It is unbelievable how the coastline changed during that winter storm.
You can see in this photograph how powerful the breach was that winter day as it broke through the dunes.
Pamet Trail is great hike and worth the effort to see these spectacular views. A hike for the whole family!
I was driving back from a meeting the other night and looked at the sky to the west and thought… hmmm, it looks like it could be a pretty sunset. So I took a right and drove down to Rock Harbor. Within minutes I saw this…
Wow! The sunset was spectacular! What do you think?
Highland Light, previously known as Cape Cod Light, is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro. Authorized by George Washington in 1797, it is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. The grounds are open year-round, while the lighthouse is open to the public from May until late October, with guided tours available.
We took a drive to Truro the other day to see Highland Light. It was just spectacular and the stories about it are amazing. Did you know that it was moved 450 feet to its present site in 1996 because it got too close to the cliff and was in danger of falling off? If you go inside the Gift Store, there is a short video that tells you all about it. What a feat!
Have you ever been to Highland Light? It is a must if you travel to Cape Cod!