Even more seals!!!
So much sand on the bottom that the water is very clear. It looks tropical but make no mistake, it's very cold.
Started the trip back at high speed, barreling towards the Atlantic. I was still in the bow and I admit to a little nervousness at hitting those waves head on.
This was the only shot I could get once we were on the ocean side because the waves were choppy and the boat was going really super fast and just flying up and down off the waves. I was whoo hooing...couldn't help but let out a whoop on a ride like that.
I had hoped for a shark sighting but alas, not this day. Although we did see the shark spotter plane flying overhead. It's marked not to swim anywhere in Chatham but people do it anyway.
On the way back, we detoured into Stage Harbor real quick.
The tour guide said that this hasn't functioned as a lighthouse in many, many years, and was purchased for pennies on the dollar by someone who uses it for their summer home. There is no electricity and only an outhouse for facilities. Up to that point I was thinking how cool it would be to live in that place, but sorry, not without plumbing.
Princess needs I need a real indoor bathroom and electricity. And internet access.
On the way back into Saquatucket Harbor, we passed this guy using a bullrake to dig for quahogs. Russell has one of these rakes and the thing weighs a ton empty and it's also super long and unwieldy. It's damn hard work what this fisherman is doing. Part of the charm of Cape Cod is that fishing, shellfishing and lobstering are still done. These are all working ports, wharves and marinas with a way of life that dates back centuries in families that have been here just as long.
90 minutes later, headed back into port.
I was utterly thrilled to get some close up shots of osprey! Early settlers misidentified them in my part of the Cape and that's why my town and the body of water outside the Canal are called Buzzards Bay instead of Osprey Bay.
This is also known as a seahawk, from which the team took it's name.
Highly recommend this tour. Next time I book, I want to do the South Monomoy Lighthouse trip!!