Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Long Beach

On this day we didn't travel far, just up and back on the peninsula. Long Beach Peninsula is touted to have the longest beach in the world at 28 miles.

There are 6 small communities on the peninsula and we drove through all of them. It's been years since we have been here. Our daughter hates this story but this is where she was conceived. We spent Thanksgiving of '94 here. So now, try to get that picture out of your head :)

The first place we went to was the Cranberry Museum. We were able to walk around the bog beds. I've never seen them grow before and always thought they were a bush. They are actually a vine which takes 3 years to mature and grow fruit. These cranberries are sold to Ocean Spray. The bogs themselves just look like weedy patches of a field, but when you look closer you're able to see the berries on the vines.

Bogs to the left and right

What's in this field could very well be on your Thanksgiving table this fall
Ready to harvest in October
After we left the museum we drove by this huge pile of oyster shells. They still process oysters from beds there. My daughter and I just jumped out of the car for a few quick pics. The smell was, uh...pretty strong to say the least. Check out the crows on top trying to get the last bits out of them. Yuck!

Our last stop before heading back to the cabin was the place I took pictures of the other day of everything nautical. He was open this time so we got to go in. The inside was just as cool as the outside. We love old floats and these were about 135.00 each.

When we saw these the other day we were trying to figure out what they were. All I could think of was bee houses. But they are bait boxes for crab pots. I should have known that, right?? We got two of them to hang with the rest of our stuff at home.

From the inside looking out

1 comment:

bill said...

Wish I had tagged along but this is a good alternative.