We are on spring vacation from school this week and the weather couldn’t be better! The kids went to the beach on Monday with their cousin (while I worked) and yesterday we we all took a field trip to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary which has walking trails and some natural history exhibits.
We had a great time except for getting the heebie-jeebies after flicking several ticks off of ourselves because we have gone off the trail briefly to see a decaying dolphin from the mass standings this past winter on the tidal flats. We actually saw 2 such dolphins, a very sad sight.
I really got my exercise too carrying my 4 year old during the second half of the 1.7 mile trail walk. I was carrying him on my back until he fell asleep! Then I switched him to the front which really did me in. My arms feel still feel like rubber.
My favorite part was the bird exhibit. They have 3 large bird feeders set just outside a large picture window. They also have a speaker set up so you can hear the crazy bird noise! I sat in front of that window for at least 20 minutes and saw at least 15 different types of birds. There was a bird enthusiast watching too who helped identify some of them. The pictures are not as crisp as I’d like taken behind glass but here are a few highlights…
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How are you filling spring vacation week?