Thursday, July 16, 2009

Try Something Different - A Seal Watch

Grey sealMany of you have taken the obligatory whale watch, either out of P-Town or Barnstable Harbor, but have you done a seal watch? Large numbers of Grey seals inhabit the sand bars around Chatham's South Beach and Monomoy Island. This tour takes a little over an hour and (optionally) can include a time on South Beach for a swim or a picnic. At low tide hundreds (thousands?) of seals sun themselves on the exposed sand bars. It's a lot of fun for the whole family and not awfully expensive. The seals come right up to the boat so everyone can get a close look. Go to the Monomoy Island Ferry or Outermost Harbor Marine websites for details. I've taken this 'watch' - super cool!

The Boston examiner recently ran an article highlighting Monomoy Island, truly a treasure. Read it HERE.

1 comment:

Donna, Elkins Park, PA said...

Couldn't resist commenting on Bob's blog for this one--the "selkie people" (as they say in Scotland) are truly irresistible no matter which side of the Atlantic you're on!