So yeah, I went to Cape Cod last weekend. I may have forgotten to mention that, because sometimes I forget things. I’m working on it.
So anyway, we headed out the first day to go swimming in the ocean. Whereupon I discovered one reason to keep up with current events:
We were at High Head Beach in North Truro. No one was swimming here–although we later went to another beach in the area where there were a lot of sandbars, and plenty of people “swam” very happily in knee-deep water.
At High Head, though, didn’t see anyone swimming. What we did discover upon closer inspection of the water was that there were seals in it.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a good camera available, so I took this with my phone. However, there is clearly a seal in the water. Well, there’s clearly something in the water, and I know it’s a seal because that’s what the signs around the beach said. There were plenty more, but this one got particularly close.
This whole area is a national park–the Cape Cod National Seashore. Beautiful area. During low tide, a long sandbar appears at High Head, where the seals allegedly beach. Lots of signs warn not to approach the seals because they can mess you up.
Here’s CapeCast with recent footage of the seals at High Head:
And if you don’t mind clicking over to YouTube, since this video can’t be embedded, here’s a hilarious video of a seal stealing a fish from a fisherman in 2010. Don’t mess with seals. I mean, look at that guy move. And he’s pretty sizable too.
The area around High Head Beach had a lot of sand dunes, too. We had to walk past them and climb over one to reach the beach from the parking lot. Here’s the last bit of the trek to the beach:
Other than that, we drove over to look at Provincetown. Nice town. We walked down a crowded street with a large amount of small shops and other buildings surrounding it. Generally, there would only be half a sidewalk on one side of the street, but I noticed a lot of people just walking on the road.
So that was the most exciting part of my week. How was your week?