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!
July 14, 2012
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)
April 19, 2012
March 27, 2012
Saturday evening, we had an early dinner so we could catch the sunset at Herring Cove, but pulling into the parking lot there we could already see right whales in the distance. The lot looked full, the car kept slowly moving, and I felt an anxious panic as I couldn’t get out of the car. They laughed at me as we found a spot, the car finally stopped, and I ran out, pulling the camera out and heading down toward the water’s edge. As it turns out, we had about 10-15 minutes left before the sun actually set, but even after that, it’s glow was enough to keep me and my camera pointed out and snapping pics, and a couple of videos, including this one, for another half hour. It was the 3rd day of spotting right whales from the beach, and with the gorgeous sunset, the crowded beach of onlookers (oohs and ahhs, and some had been there so long watching that their conversations changed to where to eat, and how chilly it had become), and the wonderful dilemma of not knowing which direction to point the camera, the scene was overwhelmingly amazing. My partner and his best friend retreated to the car to warm up, as I continued snapping and looking. Finally, a message popped up on the camera – memory card full, but I couldn’t stop looking, and even used the camera to zoom in and get closer looks. Such beautiful animals, such a beautiful place, and such a beautiful life I have somehow managed to create with my sweet sweet man.