Friday, June 25, 2010


Late yesterday, we stopped at Sandwich to see the Canal Visitors Center. Very child friendly with interactive exhibits for children. Kids practice tying seamans knots, pilot a virtual boat, learn about fish, eagles, flowers and ships. Fascinating to me was the computer generated view of everything moving on the canal right then. We viewed a good film about wild flowers found along the canal. Tomorrow is our canal bike ride from Sandwich to Bourne.
 At the center, the kids learn the names of various fish and then  measure them on these paper models. They also have a new and old lobster pot, an eagles nest and other fun stuff.
We moved the motor home to Bourne and a short evening walk to the Canal Railroad Bridge at Bourne made me remember our walk along the breakwater in Provincetown several days ago.
 It was a hot day but the breeze on the breakwater refreshed us thoroughly. This breakwater stretches all the way to the curve of the "fist" on Cape Cod Bay.
Like giant pebbles on the beach, the color and character changes with each step.
 Birds were picking among the mussels and little fish in shallow water as the tide moved out.
 The birds weren't the only ones hunting mussels. This gentleman filled his sack before leaving.
 I couldn't resist giving it a try. But, without a sack, I had to throw my low tide treasure back to its home.
 We got close to the lighthouses on the far end before turning back. An easy cool walk.
Reluctantly, we returned to shore.

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