S: Cape Cod 2011
FC: Cape Cod | May 25-27, 2011 Benjamin Penrose
1: When I was told our whole grade was going to Cape Cod I was thrilled. I was anxiously anticipating everything: the huge Ritchie buses we were going on, a cabin with all my friends, and the gourmet food. The food at the CCSC was amazing and I love food. I was ecstatic about the bus ride especially, because I would be with a lot of my friends. I was also in a cabin with all my friends. After the trip, I immediately started working on this memory book so I could capture all the amazing experiences and fun times I had. I have many unforgettable experiences that I will remember all my life.
4: Bottom: Natalya and Grace on Captain John's boat ride. | Left: Ben and Bobby, fun on Captain John's boat ride. | We took the boat ride from Plymouth Harbor and sailed across Cape Cod Bay. We had the chance to see some whale and dolphin bones, as well as lobster and crabs. This was a great way to get in touch with nature!
5: On our first night we went to Bass River Sports World. They have mini golf, a driving range, batting cages, an arcade and more!
6: Left: Tidal flats. | Bottom: Joey, Peter and Marcus having fun in the tidal flats. | Tidal flats are semi terrestrial habitats that interact with both aquatic and terrestrial environments. In these flats we saw crabs, horseshoes, jellyfish, shells, hermit crabs and some plant life.
7: Left: Ben, sleeping on the bus! | Buttonbush Trail, with special features for the blind.
8: Left: Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail. | Below: The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail was magical. | This trail is special because it holds one of the few remaining stands of Atlantic white cedar, located on the former site of Camp Wellfleet, a US Army base.
9: Left: Group gathering at Marconi Station. | Below: Beach that is overlooked by Marconi Station. | Marconi Station is the spot where a young inventor successfully completed the first transatlantic wireless communication between the US and England in 1903.
10: Left: Peter outside Woods Hole Science Aquarium. | Bottom: Woods Hole Science Aquarium. | At the Woods Hole Science Aquarium we saw many different species of fish and some of their famous seals.
11: Left: Drawing in the sand at CoastGuard Beach. | Right: Reunion at Sandwich Beach.
12: Left: Shark vs. Whale vs. Turtle. | Right: Journaling at Cape Cod Sea Camps.
13: In the beginning of this trip I was a little skeptical. But after all the fun activities we did I realized this trip rocked, for a few reasons! First, the whole trip was non stop fun activities. We went to the movies and saw Rio, we went to Bass River Sports World and did much much more. Second, the experience helped me to understand the work of Rachel Louise Carson as a pioneer for environmental awareness. We experienced firsthand the fragile coastal environment and abundant marine life. It takes each of us to make a difference to protect our natural environment. And for this reason, I chose to make this a "green" project and save the paper! This trip will always be very memorable to me. I hope you enjoyed my book!