If you’ve dropped by the World of Naperville over the past week you have likely seen a series of “mystery photos”. The reality is we were on vacation in Cape Cod, MA and despite my pledge to my wife to stay away from the computer I was able to post a couple of photos to share with you. We arrived back in Naperville last evening after a terrific stay on the coast of Cape Cod Bay in North Truro just miles away from Provincetown.
For a myriad of reasons, our week along the tip of the Cape was truly magical. The photo I took above is just one of the many reasons why. We went whale watching and were surrounded by a total of 36 humpback and finback whales… so many that even the boat staff remarked they hadn’t recorded that many whales in a single trip in years.
Thanks to the scientific and educational mission of the Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown, we were able to get a very up close look at these beautifully enormous creatures who circled our boat. I was in Hawaii in February and during a visit offshore saw a couple of humpback whales far off in the distance. When comparing that experience to summer off the coast of Provincetown, I can’t imagine there is anywhere better in the world to observe these creatures.
I want to thank Mary Jo at the Crow’s Nest for her wonderful hospitality during our stay.
There are numerous observations and perspectives I have to share about the rustic, artistic and nearly 100% uncommercial aspects of this area of Cape Cod which I believe are relevant to our own Naperville as we face future growth. In the meantime, enjoy the images and start planning your Cape vacation today! SM