Perspective 27 April 2001
Air temperature 44°F, water 49°F, wind 20 knots out of the NE with 30+ gusts = a return to brumation.
Showing an even-keeled sensibility, which has enabled 250 million years of survival, the Wellfleet Bay terrapins’ decision to retreat was indeed the better part of valor. Not a single turtle braved todays brutal conditions, opting instead to rest snuggly in the oozy warmth of their muddy beds. Wake me when this miserable spring is over, one yawned to the other. And near-audible zs could be felt resonating from the bottom of Blackfish Creek. If only humans had such a fine-honed sense of perspective.