Yesterday was one of the coldest and windiest days that we’ve felt here on Cape Cod. The wind chill when we got up was minus 3 degrees and crept up to 7 degrees at lunchtime. Brrr…(Click on blog link to see other photos.)
We stopped at Rock Harbor to see the bay wild with ice and huge waves. Every time a wave came in, it pushed the pile of ice farther up the ramp as you can see in the first photograph.
The 2nd and 3rd photographs show the fishing boats and docks surrounded by slushy ice. Today is supposed to be in the low 40s, so most of the ice should melt. We sure have had some crazy weather this winter!
Rock Harbor is always a great place to see the sunset on Cape Cod Bay. So pretty, don’ you think?
The tide was a winter high and the boats were nowhere to be seen at Rock Harbor on this winter afternoon. I loved all the blue tones in the photograph. What do you think? Pretty sky…
The Common Eider is such a beautiful water bird. I love it when I see them swimming around. There are quite a few of them at Boat Meadow Creek and Rock Harbor this winter. (Click on blog link for more photos.)
The first photograph is of an adult male. The 2nd photo is of a male during its first winter. And the last photograph is of a female Common Eider.
Any birders out there, please let me know if this is correct!
We were so surprised to see these 3 Double-crested Cormorants perched on this dock at Rock Harbor yesterday. I haven’t seen one in a long time and thought they were long gone to milder climates! (Click on blog link for other photo.)
But, the figures looked so familiar that we stopped and I got a couple of photographs. Have you ever seen a Double-crested Cormorant on Cape Cod in December?
There are so many beach trails that lead out to the beach which looks out toward the rock at Rock Harbor. This is just one of them.
Typical Cape Cod, don’t you think? So pretty!