July 30, 2012
July 15, 2012
July 14, 2012
took the 10:30am whale watch last Saturday morning (sorry bears, I’ll always pick whales over bears — except my sweetiepiebear, of course!), and it was just amazing to see these wonderful creatures so close to us. What I didn’t catch on my own camera, which we hope the nice professional photographer lady caught (2-4 weeks for delivery – I can’t wait!!), was an amazing full breach right off the right side of the boat. For ease of viewing, I converted the original file size of this video down from 113MB’s to 10MB’s – hope the quality is still good enough to enjoy!
June 30, 2012
I found the long line for the “chinatown bus” and got in it. Distracted by my thoughts, but able to keep pace with the slow-moving line that promised me onto a totally packed bus, I tried to keep my sighing to myself. Nearing the front, where a small asian woman was taking e-tickets, I looked to my left and saw another bus company’s much shorter line. Boston – Hyannis – Provincetown. I sighed, then the six people in that line turned towards me, and all started laughing. HAHAHA ha! You have to go back to New York, and we’re all going to P-Town. HAHAHAHAHA! ha!
Only a couple hours earlier, watching all the leathermen get off the fastferry as I waited to get on, an ambulance pulled up to the boat. Apparently someone got sick/passed out, and there would be a delay; is this a sign I should stay? I didn’t necessarily want to be part of leathermates weekend, but as these hairy smiling faces passed me going into town, I sighed. Why must I leave so soon? I biked, I beach-frolicked, bird-watched, picture-snapped, dunes-brunched, sunset-watched, chowder-slurped; in a hottub, on a bed, under a boatslip, and in the dunes there were other kinds of slurping. Head sunburned, feet blistered, crotch grabbed, butt – well, they tried, anyway. I laughed my ass off as a pair of seals appeared, swimming along the shore in the same direction as my barefoot hike, trying to snap pictures, having no problem keeping up with them until I exhausted myself and found a solitary spot up against the sand and ate the poorly planned meal i had in my backpack. And they appeared again, turning and diving, poking their faces out in my direction, and swimming off again, giving me another fit of laughter.
I was just getting started.
June 1, 2012
Cool! Flyer’s Boat Rentals in Provincetown has a webcam, looking out on Provincetown Harbor
May 31, 2012
May 24, 2012
My favorite form of public transportation, I was at the Boston bus terminal last week and at 5:15 the Fung Wah bus must’ve had 60+ people in line for their 5:30 bus, and I was at the end of the line for Lucky Star, with only 2 people ahead of me! But, by the time we left at 5:35, 40 people! And still, I managed to hog two seats and soak up 4-1/2 hours of free WiFi for my 15 bucks. yeah! (more exclamation marks!)
May 21, 2012
May 8, 2012
A nice walk from Province Lands Road through the dunes on the Fire Road, just past Hatches Harbor brought us close to, but not at, Race Point. It was a spur of the moment thing, so without enough fresh water (and snacks) we did a 30 minute in, 30 minute out walk without (this time) getting to the ocean. Beautiful afternoon with my sweetie! I didn’t even notice the guys working on the lighthouse until we got back home and looked over the photos. And the wind turbines in the background – Plymouth?
May 3, 2012
i like this clip because you can get a quick glimpse (audio) of exasperated me, of a gaggle of girls getting in my way (audio), their cooing in my ear ( ooooh, dolphins! DOLPHINS!), and yet, despite the sounds and shaky camera work, it’s just a lovely few seconds of some animals off of Race Point, on another wonderful whale watch.
April 25, 2012
Saw six humpbacks, about 1/2 a dozen white-sided dolphins, and I think a finback or two (off in the distance)