After a leisure morning, Mark wanted to take a drive out to Woods Hole. This is the home of the NOAA Oceanographic Institution. There are lots of
research buildings through out the little town. This one had large tanks filled with water and
conk shells. Makes you wonder what they were doing with a tub filled with shells.
Mark wanted to visit the
museum, but, they were not open today.
We walked down to the aquarium, they too were closed, but, one of the workers was out feeding the
harbor seals, so we got to be entertained for a little while.
We even got to do a little research of our own, finding this
pretty pink jelly fish in the harbor. Don't worry, we left him alone to swim away.
Since none of the oceanographic facilities were open, we just took a stroll down the only
street in town. We did a little window shopping and a little people watching. But, the most fun was getting to see the
draw bridge go up to let the sail boats out of Ell Pond and into
the Great Harbor.
We saw the
Nobska Lighthouse standing high above the Nobska Beach.
We drove on to the little town of
Falmouth. After finding a place to park, again, we walked the streets,
looking at all the unique items that were for sale.
By now, we were hungry, so we stopped for a bite of lunch. Nothing special today...Cobb Salad.
Afterwards, we stopped by the ferry terminal of the Island Queen. We needed to pick up some schedule/fare information for our tomorrow's adventure which is a trip to Martha's Vineyard.
We were then on our way back to the campground to spend the rest of the afternoon doing a little planning for our next few campground stops. I can't believe our time in New England is coming to the end, and that soon we will start our trek west towards Indiana. While we are excited to meet up with all of you that will be at the Gypsy Journal Rally and Escapades 2010, we are not ready to leave this beautiful area.
However, first things first and that is our next adventure. See you tomorrow from the Vineyard!