Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:45
Departing from Wells this morning was so easy. We had no tent to take down. We didn't have to carry our boats to the water, because they had spent the night tied to the dock. The air temperature was significantly cooler, a reminder that fall is on its way. That chill wore off as the sun climbed higher in the sky. There was hardly any swell. We saw quite a few loons today. Their plumage has started to change. We ended our day at the Seacoast Science Center. It was fun to see the exhibits of fish, and other animals found in the ocean nearby. We were especially excited to see a blue lobster! We took a hike on some of the trails, exploring different habitats. From the trails, one can see the intertidal zone, a sandy beach, a forest, a freshwater pond, a salt marsh, and a freshwater wetland. Our new friend Jeff picked us up and drove us to his house. He and his wife, Steph, made an amazing dinner. Tomorrow, we are heading to the school where Steph teaches to give a presentation to most of the sixth graders.
Distance traveled: 23 miles by kayak
5 Common Loons
12 Bonaparte's Gulls
20 Herring Gulls
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