Since I was in bed at 9, I woke up at 6 AM – unheard of! Finally, I stopped trying to get back to sleep and started checking email and message boards. Susan woke up and we started planning our day.
There was an Essex River Cruise leaving a 1 and we decided to get on it.
The captain gave a wonderful narration of the islands, wildlife and the estuary itself.
The word “estuary” is derived from the Latin word aestuarium meaning tidal inlet of the sea, which in itself is derived from the term aestus, meaning tide. There have been many definitions proposed to describe an estuary. The most widely accepted definition is: “a semi-enclosed coastal body of water, which has a free connection with the open sea, and within which sea water is measurably diluted with freshwater derived from drainage.
Check out this video of our trip that someone posted oh YouTube;
See all the pictures here: https://picasaweb.google.com/111010152758124757139/EssexRiver
After the cruise we decided to wander around the little seaside town of Rockport. Lots of neat shops. We went into the candy shop and didn’t come out empty handed…