10 September 2014

Walking with Dinosaurs

Taken on 29 August 2014 at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

Or in my case, photographing the dinosaurs.

Meanwhile, I had myself homo 'neanderthalensisized' at the Human Origins Exhibit.  I'm not sure how they captured my early morning look in the afternoon ... ha!

09 September 2014

Race Point Beach

We were camping in Bellingham, MA but we just had to go back to Cape Cod even if meant driving for 2 hours / 100 or so miles.  We visited another dog-friendly beach called Race Point in Provincetown.  We came prepared this time ... with our brand spanking new sportbrella.  How bout them apples???

Taken on 26 August 2014 at Race Point Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

"Where are you going, Mommy-moms?"

"Where is she going, Daddy-dads?"

08 September 2014

Surfers' Paradise

Taken at Marconi Beach in Cape Cod National Seashore in Wallfleet, Massachusetts on 25 August 2014.

Named after the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, this is where he "successfully completed the first transatlantic wireless communication between the U.S. and England in 1903."

Great white sharks live in these waters and so do seals.  According to a local lady Pete chatted with, one would occasionally witness a great white prey on and devour a seal.  Ergo, enticing as it may seem to swim with the cute blubbery mammals (they are pretty close to the shore!), I think it's wise to heed the National Parks Service's warning to stay away from them.

Aside from its pristine powdery sand, I love this place because dogs are allowed outside the lifeguard-protected areas.  We could've stayed here all day had we been armed with a proper shading equipment, not so much for us but for the Baby Booboos who was panting endlessly.

Humans enjoyed riding the big waves:
This is Kenny, a friendly local surfer who had to sit it out after being hit by his board on the side of his head.  The board was damaged but thankfully he didn't have any cuts.  He was feeling weird though so he decided to rest.  He and his buddies were planning to go the Philippines to surf (mentioned after learning that I'm Pinay) :)

Ditto the pinnipeds:

06 September 2014

I Spy

I spy with my little eye ...

a harbor seal wary of the lobster fishing boat

a porpoise while waiting for the harbor seal to surface again

a brace of Eider ducks

05 September 2014

A Pretty Pool of Water

Walking around the Barred Island Preserve, we stumbled upon a pool of water teeming with life and vibrant colors.

The crab desperately tried to camouflage itself. 

Mmmmm ... mussels

I think he took it seriously when I asked if he wanted seafood for din-dins.