We have moved on again from Cuttyhunk and through
the canal heading for Provincetown at the northern tip of the Cape. The canal is
quite an engineeering feat,about 10m deep with no locks. The tide is much higher
at the southern (western) end than the northern (eastern) so there is a very
strong current - timing the passage is essential. We bowled through at 10 kts
over the ground - fast for us.
Here is the railway bridge (still
And here is an interesting sight - an osprey nest
on a navigation beacon. Huge ships go right past, as do jet skis, powerboats and
yachts. The ospreys are unconcerned. I can't help but think that the nest would
be robbed in the UK - but not here. Egg collecting is apeculiarly British
disease, almost unknown in the rest of the world. Odd, or what? Note the
And here is another nest about a quarter of a mile
from the first, just to show it's not a fluke, this time on a mooring pile. You
can just see the young birds in the nest - there were three of them, a big
clutch for an osprey, indicating that the fishing is good.