Cape Cod Journals

Springtime at the Cape

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An April 2004 trip to Cape Cod by bmesser

Humpback Tail Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: This was my first exchange, my first Gold Crown and my first week vacation without my family!Although the air was still cool, the flowers were in bloom and the sun was warm.

Springtime at the Cape

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Overview

Humpback Tail Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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The whale watch out of Provincetown was the highlight of this trip. Since the waters are still cool and the whales are just coming back from mating in warmer waters, they are very hungry and near the shore. We saw three types of whales and in the last stop, both whales and dolphins were coming right up to the boat.Quick Tips: Take Dramamine before the boat trip. I took it and still got sick. I was fine while the boat was moving, but when we stopped, the rocking and taking pictures, made me sick. If visiting the cape before May, many shops are still closed and the coastline winds still very cold. Prepare alternate activities besides what you would think of as typical Cape. C...Read More

Cape Cod Holiday Estates

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Hotel

Cape Cod Holiday Estates Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Best Things Nearby:The coastal beaches of Cape Cod. The resort is well located and easy to get to. The South Cape Beach is 3.3 miles down the road, a shopping area and two grocery stores are about a mile in the other direction. Being close to route 28 and relatively close to route 6 gives you access to anywhere on the Cape. The furthest trip, of course is to Provincetown where we took a great whale watch trip. We saw three types of whales and also saw dolphins and harbor porpoises. Our final stop had whales and dolphins passing right by the boat. A large premium outlet center with 152 stores is located about 1 1/2 hours away in Wrentham. We spent a rainy day there and d...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 2, 2004

Cape Cod Holiday Estates
97 Four Seasons Drive
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
(508) 477-3377

Zoe's Pizza

Restaurant | "Zoe's"

Zoe's Pizza Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Great pizza. Zoe's was formerly in the southern plaza, but needed more room. The new restaurant has plenty of good seating in a bright airy atmosphere. Large walls of windows allow for people-watching while you eat. When you walk in, the first thing to hit you is the aroma. Everything smells great; makes your stomach growl and your mouth water while you wait for your food! My girlfriend and I split a small two-item pizza and it was plenty for the two of us. Two men or teen boys would probably want more. Some teens were enjoying grinders and they were generously sized. While we ate, families with kids of all ages came in to eat as well as younger and older couples. The customers a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 1, 2004

Zoe's Pizza
39 Nathan Ellis Hwy
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02649
(508) 477-1711

Callery Darling Trail System Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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We found this in a list of hiking trails off one of the Cape sites. "The Callery-Darling Conservation Area is a great place to spot woodland and water birds, such as the great blue heron, the largest heron in North America, which fishes in both fresh and salt water. There is a trail system here comprising some 2.4 miles wandering through lands where foxes, rabbits and deer make their home." The trails are easy and not too long. You start near the entrance to the parking lot and there is a map made by the boy scouts near the entrance of the trails. We took a picture with the digital camera and used it for reference when we came to a fork or dead end. They aren't entirely accu...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 1, 2004

Callery Darling Trail System
Center Street, Gray Beach
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
(508) 398-2231

Dolphin Fleet Whalewatching

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Dolphin Fleet Whalewatching Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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All excursions leave from MacMillan Pier in Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod. The ticket office is located in the Chamber of Commerce Building at the head of the pier. If you don't see a whale, you will get a pass for another day. Not to worry on our trip. Just barely out of port, we came upon our first whales. The speaker told us what to look for, explaining how the whales make "footprints" on the top of the ocean. The old time whalers used to think this was actually oil left by the whales. Actually it is a result of the large amount of water displaced by their movements.It was also explained that although there is a lot of sophisticated equipment on board the boat, none...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 2, 2004

Dolphin Fleet Whalewatching
MacMillan Pier
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02663
+1 800 826 9300