|sand shelf – wasn't there last year|
|The grey swarming, stormy sea|
Recently, Cape Cod's great white sharks and gray seals have gained local and national attention. Both species existed long before Cape Cod was settled or became a popular destination, and in recent years their numbers have increased. Sharks have existed for more than 400 million years. As top predators, sharks are critical for maintaining a healthy and balanced marine ecosystem.
While it is rare for a great white shark to bite a human, it did occur in Truro in 2012. (source)
|Sea monster masquerading as tree|
While folks fish off the pier on Nut Island (a mile down the road from us), we don’t get shark or seal action. No whales or sea monsters either. *sigh* We should have sea monsters!
|Another sea monster tree – Truro seems to have a whole herd of them. Cool!|
I’m envious of their Truro sabbaticals but I just can’t see being on the Cape, especially not in P-town, during the height of summer. The place is jampacked crowded in high season. Of course it is – the place is beautifully idyllic…’cept for all the people. So then, maybe late this fall, before all the galleries shut for the winter, I’ll toodle down there for an overnight at one of the lovely B&Bs. Yes, while I walk the shoreline and up through the forest of sea monstery trees, I’ll be wrapped in sweaters and scarves instead of shorts and tank but that’s a tradeoff I’m cool with.
The pics were all taken by Jen. By the by, the beach was closed, OFF limits while they were down there due to Hermine induced mega waves and currents. This, barely a month after swimming was ixnayed due to shark action. Sounds exciting! Maybe they have sea monsters too.
|The forest before the sea – looks magical, don't it.|