Monomoy Island Posted by l_u_k_e on 15 February 201819 April 2019 That brown nectar of the bird gods: tea. Sunset at the lighthouse The only real kitchen on the island This here is running water. Real, pump it yourself, running water. Worth the 4 mile walk from camp. Dinner at the lighthouse Mainly seals. And, of course, coyotes. One of the occasional toads. Many seals. Lighthouse potluck Newly-hatched Common Tern chicks Poi balls post-sunset Tern colony welcoming committee Coyote tracks, approaching tern colony Private beaches on the Cape suck, until they’re your private beach. Night sky, looking west. Coyote tracks: not welcome The light’s been out for 90 years. Terns and storm. This one actually bypassed the island completely. Monomoy Light, Lighthouse Beach Landing approach Leftover seal food Monomoy Light, moon light. Terns at night Monomoy Crossover, looking north Sunset over Oil Shed and ponds. Monomoy LIght Sunset over Powder Hole The adults hate us, but the chicks don’t seem too bothered by humans Quahogs- they’re beautiful. Monomoy Light tower steps Thanks, from a friend Sit and wait More Lighthouse dinner shots Wandering the mists Monday morning commute A pool for the chicks. The pot rack at the lightouse The humble weatherport, bastion of civilization. Lighthouse kitchen and its abundant rustic charm The very air is thick with birds. (Almost) Every sunset’s a great sunset on Monomoy Monomoy Light, closeup Horseshoe crab molts Monomoy Light, close approach Night over the weatherport Sunset over ponds and Powder Hole, from the top of the light Someone else’s footsteps on the trail to the Lighthouse. Could be USFWS, USDA, or someone wandering the island. Unhatched eggs are a reality of life on the island. Typical terns Downtime at camp: adult coloring books Lighthouse exit strategy: don’t get bogged down. The Lighthouse Sun over Atlantic Celestial lighthouse over Monomoy Light Waiting for the storm to either crash into camp or pass us by. Rustic charm at the lighthouse Downtime at camp: cards Tern dive bombing Bog wandering The sunset’s great, but what are we supposed to do now? In flight Lighthouse approach Distant views of the light. The Oil Shed Monomoy Crossover, looking south West Beach and Nantucket Sound DCIM120GOPRO Rustic charm at the lightouse Lighthouse kitchen sunset Fishing for diner at the lighthouse Lighthouse exit Some birds still trying to get out for a fly.