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Old Fishing Boat In The Ice At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod

We were driving back from town yesterday morning when we saw this fishing boat in the icy channel at Rock Harbor in Orleans. I took a few photos, thinking it was stuck in the ice.

We drove down to the pier and saw some of the crew working feverishly on board to get the outriggers down. We wondered how they would get off of the boat that was stuck in the ice.

Much to our surprise they started the engines up and took off through the ice, and very easily I might add, out to the rough seas. I realized that they couldn’t put the outriggers down going down the channel in the harbor as it is not wide enough so they had to stop at the mouth of the harbor to put them down. And then I researched what they are used for and learned that the outriggers widen the trolling area for fishing.

The moral of this story… don’t write the story before it plays out! I had it all written and then a nice surprise!

Great Blue Heron Searching For Food At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod

I have seen so many Great Blue Herons lately in the salt marshes here on Cape Cod. This Great Blue was stalking something in the water along in the high grass, searching for his next meal.

And then he darted down toward the water and caught lunch, as you can see him with his beak wide open.


Rock Harbor In Orleans On Cape Cod

Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod is a unique little harbor which is ruled by the tides. The boats go in and out closer to high tide so they don’t get stuck in all of the Cape Cod Bay sandbars. The channel into Rock Harbor is also unique as it is marked by “trees,” or what look like trees. It really is a beautiful place to visit.

I was walking down the beach the other day when I took these two photographs. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. What do you think?