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The Boats Are Back At Hemenway Landing On Cape Cod!


The kayaks and canoes and rowboats are all lined up and ready to go at Hemenway Landing in Eastham. It was such a treat to see all these colorful boats ready for that perfect day to go out and explore the waters of Nauset Marsh.

Hemenway Landing is a great launching spot where you can paddle out to Nauset Marsh, Orleans Town Cove or Nauset Spit and it is always spectacular!

Wild Turkey Loving The Trails At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


It was hilarious to see a Wild Turkey hiking the trails at Fort Hill. He followed  right along the side of the trail as if he knew the rules of a hiker. So funny!

Phil and I hiked down the Red Maple Swamp Trail over the boardwalk to Hemenway Landing. There is a bench there that overlooks Nauset Marsh that we love to sit on and watch whatever is going on., the birds, the boats, the clam diggers… There is always something going on.

Well, we were enjoying ourselves as the day was spectacular when along comes this Turkey! How did he get there? And he was still hiking along the side of the trail! It’s quite a distance away from where we saw him last.

And then we wondered if it was the same Wild Turkey that has been hanging out at our house… maybe he followed us?  🙂


Laughing Gull Molting On Cape Cod


I took this photograph at Hemenway Landing is Eastham on Cape Cod. I had no idea what kind of seagull it was. I got home and looked and looked but came up with nothing.

So, I went to see Mike, the owner of The Bird Watcher’s General Store  in Orleans, and after researching it himself concluded that it was a Laughing Gull molting its feathers. Thanks goodness that Mike is around when we get really stuck!

It just looked so weird to me, almost as if it someone had put a seagull costume on it. It just didn’t look like the body fit its head.

What do you think?