Weekend Excursion to Cape Cod

Hello from Amherst!

The Cape Cod excursion crew started our weekend on Friday with lunch in Hyannis, the unofficial “Capital of the Cape,” before heading to our home away from home in Eastham, Massachusetts. After an afternoon of swimming and badminton, we all went out to a local lobster restaurant for a classic Cape Cod lobster feast. Some students even tried lobster for the first time! Our first night ended with a round of mini golf and ice cream.

Grace, Marie and Greta enjoy their afternoon in Hyannis.

Grace, Marie and Greta enjoy their afternoon in Hyannis.

The Cape Cod Crew smiles before digging in to their lobster dinner.

The Cape Cod Crew smiles before digging in to their lobster dinner.

Violette and Nika are all smiles at dinner.

Violette and Nika are all smiles at dinner.

Candice, Bessy, Lizzie, William and Charlie pause for a rest during an intense round of mini golf.

Candice, Bessy, Lizzie, William and Charlie pause for a rest during an intense round of mini golf.

Saturday began with a morning at sea, where we had the opportunity to take a tour of the Cape coast that included several hours of whale watching. Students were treated to a lesson on marine biology, and the sight of whales feeding and swimming in pods. After disembarking the boat and enjoying a group lunch, we prepared for an evening in Provincetown. Provincetown is located on the extreme tip of the Cape and is a center of culture and activity in the area. Students had the chance to explore Provincetown in small groups before regrouping for dinner on a seaside deck.

Our boat for the day.

Our boat for the day.

A mom and baby humpback swim by.

A mom and baby humpback swim by.

Arantxa, Violette, Matt, Felix and Nika pose on the boat in their matching Cape Cod sweatshirts.

Arantxa, Violette, Matt, Felix and Nika pose on the boat in their matching Cape Cod sweatshirts.

Matt, Violette, Ben, Arantxa, and Nika relax at the hotel after a long day.

Matt, Violette, Ben, Arantxa, and Nika relax at the hotel after a long day.

Finally, Sunday afforded the group the chance to relax at the Cape Cod National Seashore- a national park situated along the Atlantic coastline. Activities included beach wiffle ball, card games, creative games of catch, reading and relaxation. We returned to Amherst Sunday night excited for another week of classes and activities!

On our way to the National Shoreline!

On our way to the National Shoreline!