Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cape Cod Vaca - Day 3: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and CCBL

With the rain clouds looming overhead this morning we went to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster.  We easily spent a few hours in the museum and walking the nature trail that leads to the ocean and back.  We saw the many ducks that inhabit Cape Cod as well as the freshwater and saltwater fish.  We decided to take the nature trail, which is just under 2 miles.  We went through the salt marshes and had some good scenery.  The best part of the walk was when we took the “secret path” and came across two whitetail deers in the brush.  I got a pretty decent view of them and I believe it was a doe and her fawn.  It boggled my mind that 2 whitetail’s were in the small wooded area between the ocean and the marsh.  I tried to track them down to snap a few pictures but the cover was to heavy and they were to fast.  It was an $8 admission that was more than worth it.  

After the museum I wanted to check out another CCBL game so we went over to Orleans to watch the Orleans Firebirds vs the Chatham Anglers.  I'm told this rivalry is similar to the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry.  Orleans, in my opinion, has one of the nicest fields in all of the CCBL.  Unfortunately, this game had no impact on the playoff picture.  Orleans jumped out to a 9-2 lead by hitting three home runs.  I have a personal mercy rule that if a baseball game is being lead by more than 7 then i'm going to leave.  It was a chilly 65 degree night and we left in the middle of the 7th.  The final score of that game was Orleans 9 and Chatham Anglers 8.  They made a comeback, but fell short.

For a link to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History click here.

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