|Three of the many Bottlenose Dolphins we saw on our tour.|
Our day started at "Uncle Bill's Pancake House" for breakfast, where Jim was adventurous and tried the Reese's Peanut Buttercup pancakes. After breakfast we went on a 2 hour Dolphin tour, where we saw approximately 30 Bottlenose Dolphins, many of them young, as we were told it was a "nursery pod". We also saw many shorebirds from the boat.
After the tour, we lunched at "Lucky Bones", which I would highly recommend, and then toured the coast looking at more shorebirds and even a few warblers.
The day ended with a fantastic meal at "The Lobster House" which was recommended to me.
Remember to click on the pics to enlarge them for a better look.
|Two thumbs up from Jim!|
|I enjoyed watching, and especially listening to the Laughing Gulls before our tour.|
|Time for the tour! (too early in the season for Whales)|
|Views like this were common on the tour. (photo from tour website)|
|Brants, a lifer for all of us.|
|A couple of Oystercatchers.|
|A couple more Brants.|
|Laughing Gulls along the shore.|
|Our hotel from the boat! Our rooms are the first 2 on the left above the glass dome.|
|Huge Victorian style homes are everywhere in Cape May.|
|The Cape May Lighthouse, 199 steps to the top! (no, we didn't climb it, next time)|
|Laughing Gulls flew right beside us most of the tour.|
Now off to do some coastal birding.
|A Black-throated Green Warbler was one of a few species of warbler we saw along the coast in the afternoon.|
|More Oystercatchers at this stop.|
|Jim and Lynda making use of their scope, which I am learning comes in very handy!|
|This Green Heron found an interesting spot to spend the afternoon, in an apple tree.|
|I started with "Cape May Salts", the perfect blend of sweet and salty.|
|A seafood feast for me! Rob had chicken.|
|Chocolate Mousse was the perfect dessert choice.|
|Amber took great care of us.|
|This lobster was caught off of George's Bank on July 3rd, 1985 and weighed in at 37.25lbs!|
It was a great first full day in Cape May!
Lifers Day Two;