Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More Cape Cod bliss

Yesterday was my last full day at the Cape. In the morning I took J to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. We first learned about Cape Cod during the Ice Age and how it's changed since then. J is sitting in front of a woolly mammoth tusk in this picture. It's hard to imagine such immense creatures roaming Cape Cod!
Here is a woolly mammoth tooth!

Next, we went to watch the osprey. The museum has a camera focused on an osprey nest behind the museum. A mama osprey was feeding her three babies while we were there.

After hanging out with the osprey for quite a while we went downstairs to the aquarium. We gazed and gazed at these moon jellies. So beautiful!

While I was there I showed a volunteer a picture of the turtle we saw out in the ocean the other day. She told us it was a diamond-backed terrapin.

A picture with a lobster is always fun. . .

And a picture with a toad fish. I love this guy!

What a great museum. I could have stayed there all day learning about marine life but J was ready to go. We spent the afternoon at the beach. It was low tide and these boats were just sitting on the sand. The fog, as you can see, was so dense and you could walk and walk without reaching the sea. Beautiful and mysterious. I felt like I had walked right into a murder mystery!

This here's Hermie. J befriended many hermit crabs.

Goodbye Cape Cod-see you next year!


  1. What a great museum you have! Love the fog - it's been foggy here too on our drives to school each morning - we have been watching kangaroos having breakfast through the mist.

  2. Thanks for sharing all these great pics from your vacation. We hope to take Owen to a sea life museum in Rye NH in August.

    Hope you all got a glimpse of the sun!

  3. It looks like you have ha a wonderful trip out to the Cape. That museum looks fascinating!

    I tagged you for an Honest Scrap on my blog. :) Come check it out!