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