Friday, 29 June 2018

Road Trip to Cape Cod - Day 6

Friday We packed up the car this morning and started making our way home. Before leaving the east coast, we make a quick trip to Boston.  
We first stopped into the aquarium to watch the seals playing in their outdoor enclosure.  

Then we hopped on a trolley and toured around the city, taking in the history. We got off the trolly in the Boston Common park to let the boys go wild. After a good dose of play time, we hopped back onto the trolly and made our way back to the car.

We arrived at our hotel in Albany quite late tonight and tired from spending hours stuck in traffic. Tomorrow we head home.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Road Trip to Cape Cod - Day 5

Thursday Today was a very rainy day! We found a few activities to keep us busy. Our first stop was the Cape Cod Chips factory where we did a free self guided tour. We watched the kettle cooked chips produced from start to finish where we got a free sample.
Then we drove to Woods Hole, a town quite devoted to oceanic research. There are quite a few free things to do here! We started by exploring the Woods Hole science aquarium. It’s part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic institute. We did a self guided walk through the small aquarium where we saw lots of unique fish and other animals from that area.

From there we walked over the draw bridge and came upon a crowd watching a bird in the water trying to eat a big fish. We joined the crowed as they cheered on the bird. We made our way to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Discovery Centre. They had a large Titanic display and the boys enjoyed playing in the submarine.
The rain was still falling quite hard when we walked back to our car, but we decided to drive by the Nobska Lighthouse before heading back to our hotel to dry off. 
While driving back to our hotel, we decided to detour to Sandy Neck beach to check out the sand dunes and spectacular views. 

This looked like an awesome beach to park an RV!
After playing in the wet sand and rain, we headed back to the hotel where Logan and Hamish enjoyed a night time swim before bed.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Road Trip to Cape Cod - Day 4

Day 4 - Wednesday June 27, 2018

Today was a cloudy day and we decided to spend the day exploring Provincetown. Provincetown is a really cute harbour town with lovely gardens and shops. We wandered around the streets and took a moment to check out the Pilgrim monument.

We decided to join a whale watching tour while we were there, and journeyed out to sea. Logan was excited to see dolphins behind the boat as we headed out to find whales. We got to see a big humpback whale eating before making our way back to land.

After our tour we had dinner at a restaurant and I finally got to have a lobster roll!

On our way back to the hotel we stopped in Truro to walk along Head of the Meadow beach. If we were campers, this looked like a fun beach to camp at (there was a campground on the beach). There were warnings as we entered the beach about sharks, seals and jellyfish.

As we walked we were always being watched by the seals playing in the waves. 

We wanted to walk out to a sand bar where hundreds of seals were hanging out. We got nervous about the tide coming in so we didn’t walk as far as the seals. 

The tide was quite low as we were walking and Logan was pretty excited to have stumbled on a small shark with a bite out of it! This became a great science lesson!

It didn’t take long for Logan to find other kids playing on the beach who he quickly informed about the shark. It was quite the scene with all the kids and the dead shark! Before it got too dark, we got back in the car and made our way back to the hotel.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Road Trip to Cape Cod - Day 3

Day 3 - Tuesday June 26, 2018

The weather today was perfect for spending time on the beach! 
We woke up this morning and headed to a beach that we heard was great for small children: Skaket Beach. When we arrived, the tide was high, but the water was very shallow and perfect for little ones. You could walk very far out in the shallow water. Logan started his day with the boogie board, inspired by all the other kids riding in the waves!

Once finished ridding in the waves, Logan and Angus spent a good chunk of time building sand castes, destroying them and digging holes.  

As the day went on, the tide went out and revealed thousands of hermit crabs. Logan joined the hundreds of other children armed with nets and buckets. He made lots of friends who he teamed up with when collecting creatures. We caught about 25 hermit crabs, a baby crabby crab and saw many fish and sea snails. 

By dinner time, we were super toasty from the sun and decided to head back to the hotel to rest out of the sun for a bit. On our way back, we stopped at one of the many candy shacks to pick up saltwater taffy. 

Before sunset, we made our way back to Skaket Beach to watch the sun go down. Logan and Hamish were fully dressed, but couldn’t resist getting back in the water! We had a blast watching them play before heading back to our hotel for the night.