Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

September 15, 2014

Monomoy Island Excursions, Part 2

I absolutely could not get enough of the ocean waves on the sand.  I'm not sure if it was an optical illusion, but it seemed as though the Atlantic was at a slightly higher elevation on the other side of the islands than we were in Nantucket Sound.  It made for a dramatic effect.
 I can't help but wonder if there is any beach glass on there but I'll never find out.





Oh. Right.  This is a seal tour, which I half forgot about!

Monomoy is just a fairly flat bit of sand, beach grass and apparently lots of poison ivy.

There's that Atlantic again....


There were so many seals that it was too hard to try to count.  They are very curious and popped their heads up to get a look at the boat, which they are now used to.


These were my two best close up shots.





There's Chatham Light.  Do you know how hard it is to time a shot of the light on a boat that's pitching up and down?

More seals under the water.

Tons of birds too.  All the pics I've seen from this seal tour shows them up on the sand but they were all out swimming the day I went.

10 comments:

  1. This reminded me so much of Fire Island - minus the seals. The same kind of land with the crashing waves. Very beautiful. What a blast it must have been to be on that tour, so close to the seals!!

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    1. Yes it really was!! I didn't know that the boat we were going to take would be small enough to get that close to them. It was a real treat.

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  2. It looks gorgeous. Lovely photos.

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    1. Thanks Anne! I was really glad that I wore sunblock.

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  3. Beautiful place and photos. Now I'm wondering how Millie would feel about a seal brother or sister.

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    1. That gave me a chuckle Teresa! I have a feeling Millie would look with disdain at a seal sibling!!! lol Thank you!

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  4. love those seals,so sweet,how wonderful to have seen them.do you find a lot of treasures in the off season of visitors?

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    1. I have found some nice glass in the last couple of weeks...I'd like to sneak onto my secret spot soon.

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  5. No wonder there was a shark around when those women were kayaking. Lovely pictures, especially of the waves. Nice you got so close to the seals.

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    1. Those women were idiots. I hope they have to pay for their rescue. I was shocked to see so many people, and dogs, swimming & kayaking around this area when there are signs all over the place advising not to. The tour guide on the boat was talking through the PA for all to hear...including the people on the beach...saying, 'There's a reason those signs are up but people continue to ignore them' but it made no difference to the people in the water.

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