First and foremost, I want to thank my dad, who took the photos for this post, and they came out absolutely fabulous. He also was kind enough to not make us dip into our meager cash reserves to pay for this little excursion so we owe him double thanks. It is a tradition in our family to go to Cape Cod to have wild adventures. We have discovered a new one…. Come away with us on a 19 foot motor boat to look for the truest of pirate treasure. You know the kind, it isn’t gold or jewels, but it is far more valuable than anything that can be stuffed in a chest and buried. Come with us on an adventure to see the selkie out on their island….. Join us to see the beautiful views, smell the salt air, and enjoy the fun the greatest treasure of all.
There is an old sea farer’s tail my grandma used to tell me when I was a child…. She used to speak of seals that became people and if you stole their pelts, they would stay human until you gave them back. Once they had their seal skin, they would take off as fast as they could, back to the salt water of the sea. We went to visit them on our little voyage yesterday….. They were all too smart to be out there sun bathing naked. But more impressive than the sight of them all in such a quantity, was the sound……… What an unbelievable and noisy bunch of ocean dwelling giant fur balls! I don’t even know how to describe that sound. It was absolutely incredible!
You are all likely wondering why myself and Dr. Primrose were not taking the pictures… So let me tell you about that…. Dr. Primrose, was busy driving the boat! I was busy comforting the dog. We thought he would enjoy it very much and I suppose at times he did, for example, when he jumped over board, right off the side of the moving boat and decided to swim like a seal.
We saw many wonderful things, from real estate that my dad is thinking of purchasing down here, to the most lovely lighthouse set up high on the strand.
We even passed through someone’s lobstering traps. You can tell from the little flotation above the water. We only photographed 1 but there were many all marked with the same colors, which is how the lobster collectors know which traps are theirs.
The strand was so lovely and the trip was a great deal of fun. Filled with wildlife, we saw several varieties of birds and of course seals and even dog overboard! And the strand was dotted with lovely little houses and old fashioned sea side New England scenes. We even saw this lovely rock.
Finally…. With heavy hearts, our time was up and we had to turn our rented boat around. The boat dock was at Nauset, and I gotta say, those guys at the rental place were absolutely amazing. This was a rather expensive adventure…. Unlike most of our adventures here on the Cape. But it was worth every penny times ten. We would love to rent from the guys down by Nauset again and go out again one day for more adventures. Thank you all for joining me on this lovely sunny day speckled with a few clouds to to go in search of the pirate treasure of the heart. I hope we can all do it again some time. But the sun is beginning to lower….. And Captain Avery and his first mate at the helm, grow hungry….. And the boat is due at the dock for the next set of adventurers to take it out to explore….. But no worries we will return again to see the seals.