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Great Island Trail In Wellfleet On Cape Cod.

The Great Island Trail in Wellfleet is one for the whole family! There are so many variations, it’s easy to choose one, or two, that everyone will love. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

After you park at the lot, you walk down the trail until you reach the sand by the marsh which you can see in the 2nd photograph.

You can follow the trail out to Smith Tavern, Great Beach Hill or Jeremy Point, depending on which fork in the trail you take. Whichever one you take, the views are spectacular!

Razorbill At Wellfleet Harbor On Cape Cod.

Phil and I were on our way up to Provincetown and decided to stop for a picnic breakfast at Wellfleet Harbor. We had packed our usual 1/2 bagel with peanut butter and jelly and a small thermos of oatmeal. Perfect for a picnic.

There were a lot of Buffleheads swimming about in the bay. And then I saw this other bird farther out. I got my camera and clicked away and got a photograph that could at least identify the seabird.

When I contacted Stephanie Ellis, the Executive Director at Wild Care Cape Cod, she confirmed that it was a Razorbill which is a large seabird with black upperparts and white underparts. Its thick, curved bill has a white band around it, which you cannot see in the photograph.

Have you ever seen a Razorbill? That was my first! Thank you, Stephanie for your expertise!