We have had several exquisite days. Although my most favorite activity in such weather is lying in my lawn chair reading, yesterday I wanted to get out into the wider world. I drove to the National Fish and Game run Morris Island. No boat needed. The Island is attached to the land so you can walk onto it. and the parking is free. No small thing on Cape Cod in the summer.
The view is of Monomoy Island, I believe.The sky. The ocean. The sand. Only a few people were here, unlike the public beaches which are crowded.
Where is the fisherman?
Lots of dried out horseshoe crabs of all sizes. Horseshoe crabs are one of my favorite beach/sea creatures. William Sargent wrote a book about them--The Year of the Crab-- which I read years ago. More recently he wrote Crab Wars. Both books tell of the discovery, 25 years ago, that the "blood" of the female crab contains Limulus lysate which can be used to detect diseases in humans. Thus, the crabs are collected and the fluid drained. Although the crabs are returned to the ocean they often die after this procedure. This happens in Woods Hole if not elsewhere.
These painted shells were hanging on a tree. Each shell had a name or names painted on them.