Just 3 miles down the road from The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth is the Woods Hole Science Aquarium which has two new exciting exhibits. “Sounds of the Sea” features whale and other marine animal sounds in an interactive display and “Albatross: A Legacy of Research” features the 46 year career of the 187 foot research vessel Albatross IV. Albatross IV sailed from Woods Hole from 1962 until its retirement and decommissioning in 2008. The display includes many items including three main panels each with a video display above highlighing the seafarers, the ship itself and the science it accomplished.
The Aquarium is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
This photo of Woods Hole Aquarium is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The 42nd Annual Scallop Festival is set to run from 10 AM this Friday, September 23rd until 6 PM on Sunday September 25th in Buzzard Bay Park just a short drive from The Captain’s Manor Inn. Last year’s event was attended by over 55,000 people. Throughout the weekend a juried arts and crafts show will be provided. Over 150 kiosks featuring arts and crafts are planned. The general admission is $5 and there is free parking. Scallop dinners are provided at $20 and a scallop and chicken dinner for $18.
As you may recall we had a Morning Dove create a nest right on the edge of The Captain’s Manor Inn veranda where a Japanese Pine stands. We have been anxiously awaiting the birth of the offspring and we now have some pictures to share including one of Mom feeding her chick. Enjoy.
The Sandwich Glass Museum is hosting the 24th annual Antique and Collectible Glass Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday. The event will be held at the beautiful Corpus Christi Church just a short drive from The Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth. Some of the nation’s top glass dealers will have kiosks at the event and will offer antique and collectible American and European glassware from the 18th century until today. The vast selection will include blown-molded cocktail ware, free-blown objects, marbles and paperweights. There will also be free glass identification available and glass reference books. Event proceeds will benefit the Sandwich Glass Museum and specifically its educational programs.
Fall has come early this year thanks to Hurricane Irene (aka Tropical Storm Irene). This is a picture on Hurricane day taken on Grand Avenue in Falmouth.
We were fortunate at The Captain’s Manor Inn compared to so many as we only lost our internet, phones and cable for a little over 24 hours. The storm stirred up so much salt in the air that the tree leaves were coated with the salt which proceeded to suck the moisture right out of the leaves and they have been falling ever since. Some pictures of the storm impact are shown below as well as a picture of our son Kevin finally getting to trim the front yard boxwood shrubs after doing storm cleanup.