Larry and I headed north to Plum Island in Newburyport for a bit of hiking. Newburyport is a lovely old town just before the New Hampshire border with many fine old houses, a lively downtown, and access to some nice beaches, walking and kayaking.
We walked through the Parker River Refuge, a bird sanctuary that covers most of Plum Island. The trails are on boardwalks so the fragile ecosystem is minimally disturbed, and most of the beach is closed during the Piping Plover nesting periods of late Spring and early Summer. You follow the trails up dunes, around a salt marsh and then a freshwater one, and back through a beech forest. Judging by the enormous lenses and binoculars toted by the folks on the trails, this is a serious birder hangout. We said "ooh, pretty birds."
For Janet Z. *grin*
Summer is officially here. Lobster roll from Lobster Bob's.