Our last day on the Cape

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
We really wanted to go on a whale watching tour while we were in New England, but Mother Nature conspired against us. We took off for Provincetown once again to catch one of the whaling tours, but they were all closed down because of the surf advisories. The waves were reaching 6-10 feet tall, so it was probably a good thing we weren't out in them!

We were disappointed about missing the whale watching, but we were able to get a seat on a schooner and get out on the water. She was a beautiful ship, and I was glad for a chance to ride on her. Our itinerary for the day was to follow the Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta. We were actually watching the 2009 Fisherman's Cup Race. You can read more about the boats that were entered in the race here. We decided to root for the Alabama and the Virginia since they are both Southern states. I don't remember who won, but we had a great time sailing in the harbour and watching them!

Here are some of the photos we took from our seat on our ship.

After a couple of hours on the schooner, Rhonda and I were pretty much done. It was raining and it was COLD! We did see a shark in the water, and the rain made a beautiful rainbow to cap off our day. If you look really hard you can see the rainbow in the pictures of Rhonda and myself. It was a wonderful end to a long boat ride!

After we got back to the pier we saw another rainbow! It's hard to see in the picture, but it was pretty, too!

All that sailing makes for two hungry girls! On our way back to Boston we once again stopped in Eastham to eat at Arnold's. We'd heard good things about the place, and we weren't disappointed! Since there were no fast food restaurants once you got to Eastham, we decided that this was their version of fast food. We both had the hot lobster roll, and it was DELICIOUS! Basically you get a hot dog bun filled with chunks of lobster. There was a side of melted butter served with the sandwich, which made it totally sinful! We also tried the clam chowder. We both liked it, too.

After getting our bellies full, we knew that our time on the Cape was pretty much at an end. We headed back to Boston in the rain. We did take some of the smaller highways so that we could see some scenery. Our detour through Hyannis was sorely disappointing. It wasn't nearly as picturesque as we imagined. We passed through several other little towns and thought they were beautiful. We are already planning another trip into that part of the country for next year. Who knows where we'll end up?


  1. Amy said...:

    it's sooo pretty! looks like you guys had a great time!