FC: CAPE COD 2010 PETER ORLANDELLA
1: Cape Cod Introduction The favorite part of the Cape Cod trip was defenitly the Navigator and ButtonBush Trail because I really have a pasion for boating and and had a very fun challenge trying too hike a whole trail with my eyes closed. My favorite activity was the tidal flats because they are very interesting digging in the sand and water trying to find organisms. But one thing new i learned that I had never known was that it is very possible that there will be another bridge on Cape Cod, mostly due to erosion.
2: This is ButtonBush Trail that is about 3/4 a mile long and is only one of the few trails for the blind in the whole country
3: Here there is a picture of a sign that has a reading in english, and also brail so the blind we have a good feel of whats around them.
4: This is Cedar swamp trail, it is an irregular site because it is in the middle of a Cape Cod wood that are very dry and sandy and is about a mile from the sandy beaches and oceans. | Here is a man made walk that goes through the whole swamp and allows people to really walk through Cedar swamp and enjoy the enviornment of it.
5: This is two good examples of the moss completely smothering everything, and the beautiful trees that grow there.
6: Cedar Swamp Trail I walk off the beach and land my way into a sandy Cape Cods woods. Up and down, left and right I go seeking my way to the swamp. We reach the sign that says, " Cedar Swamp Trail", and I am not about to believe what i see ahead of me, a swamp in the middle of a sandy and dry woods. We line up one by one, waiting our turn to go on the board walk and see the surprisingly beautiful swamp. It is my turn to go and I am instantly intrigued with the glorious red water, and the wonderful light green moss smothering the trunks of the trees, but the whole time im thinking how is this Cape Cod with no sand, salt water, and beaches, this can not be. I round the corner of the board walk on and see a variety of exquisite trees curling over each other and weaving in and out of one another. I walk on further with the skin piercing mosquito's chomping on my legs, but not even those can make me look away from the beautiful scenery around me.
7: Here are some more beautiful pictures if Cedar swamp Trail.
8: Sand Dunes We Walk down the narrow path, going up and down little hills with the sand digging in between my toes. After a five minute journey my classmates say we are finally their, but I think to myself how big can "the sand dunes", really be? But then as I round the corner and reach the top of a sand mountain, I see a massive pit, with huge cliffs of sand surrounding it. I don't know where to start, I drop my camera and take off my shoes and sweat shirt, with excitement seeking through my whole body. I find my first mountain to encounter and make my way over their. I look forward than back and start my slow decline backwards giving my self room to get a good take-off speed. 3-2-1 I say in my head before I start funning, pounding my legs furiously into the sand getting as much velocity as possible! I time it perfect so i will get launched off of my right foot and go hovering through the air, waiting flawlessly, only to be cached a mer three seconds later by the soft sand.
9: Here are the Sand Dunes that are located in Wellfleet and are only one of the few sand dune on the Cape that allow yo to go on.
10: This is the Navigator, it is from Wellfleet harbor and is a commercial boat which brought us into Wellfleet bay to gather organisms.
11: Here is Marconi Site, it is a wonderful spot for tourist to take pictures and on the picture on the right you can actually see Peatown water tower.
12: These are some pictures of the beach right beyond Marconi Site which gave about a 30 ft drop down, and the picture in the top right corner also shows some house way back.
13: This is Doans Rock which is a massive boulder that got carried over by glaciers, and it originates from Canada.
14: Here is Chloe Lucas and Becca at Marconi Site, posing in front of the ocean.
15: These are some pictures from the bus and bass river sports where we went to th driving range and Blondies ice cream.
16: Osprey at Crosby Beach I am the first one to walk in the path to see the Osprey nest. my teacher hands me a pair of binoculares and I kneel down, looking outward at the marshal. The first thing I see is the beautiful environment and see what a nice place to live in, and how this graceful animal once was endangered. The rest of my group catches up and for a second we think we see an Osprey, but it is really a piece of wood. But then the most dramatic thing happens, an Osprey comes flying in from the west with a fish in its hands, and that catches the amazement of everyone. I watched closely as the Osprey drops the fish into the nest, and see the mother start to feed her young , with the other bird flying away to feast on the rest of the remains. to me that was a spectacular sight to see, but to an Osprey it is a regular part of life.
17: This is me journaling and our group observing an Ospreys nest.
18: Ode to my Water Bottle Oh water bottle Oh water bottle you're so small, I wouldnt know but yet so big what to do without when I'm thirsty. you. You are green, orange, and white. Your syphere shape make you easy to squeeze. And your spout is round with a suction , so no cap is needed. You are always handy at the right times.