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Great White Sharks in Cape Cod & Massachusetts

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Weather looks bad for all of Friday and into most of Saturday and the other thing is that the harbor was only able to give me a mooring.  I emailed them back telling them that won't work since shuttle service ends at 4:30pm so that means we have to be back by then and I don't want to be restricted by time like that.  Don't need the stress so instead of that, if she can't put us on a dock, then we'll have to either postpone the trip again because I'll have to launch it and recover it off the trailer.  That's not a big deal, it's just much easier walking down to the dock and getting onto the boat and coming back at anytime instead of going through all.  Amazing how a simple thing that become so complicated.

I have all my marked charts from our last trip and I'll take a good look at them and been talking to a local guy that is telling me about the sand bars shifting at the cut and you really have to be careful.  I also took a lot of notes the last time we went there (I actually have a "Chatham folder with all pertinent information) and probably still have the bread crumbs on my Garmin 531!  Not to mention lots of pics.

The beautiful Chatham Lighthouse beach and cut.

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Of course a warning sign posted right where I was taking these pics.  This was in 2015 and by now, I can only imagine how many signs are posted, especially after the two incidents last year, one resulting in a fatality. 

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This is what we need to do again and keep an eye out with the drone and radar overlay.

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Live cam of Nauset beach, one of our destinations.  Look at those amazing conditions!  It's been like this for 3 days.  So we're bagging this weekend for next which also gives me a little time to take care of the trailer and a few other odds and ends and hopefully the sharks haven't started heading south yet.  Still a few sightings.

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Want sharks to appear ?   Hope in the water & act panicky.   Splash a lot in front of a group of seal.   :mandancing:

Invading a sharks food locker WILL get them to appear.

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2 hours ago, cyclops2 said:

Want sharks to appear ?   Hope in the water & act panicky.   Splash a lot in front of a group of seal.   :mandancing:

I wish we could chum!  You know they'd come from everywhere including the most common species we have here, the thresher shark which I've caught a baby one many years ago but it's illegal to chum for them, I think even for fishing but not 100% sure.  But our original destination has changed.  No longer are we going out of Stage Harbor in Chatham because they don't have any slips or dock space!  Imagine that, this time of year and they are out of floaters and only moorings.  If I had a dinghy I would do it but I don't and I'm not interested in paying all that money for one of them and my kayak is a single seater, so that ain't gonna work either unless we tie a really long string to it and reel it back every time one gets to shore so the next guy can use it lol.  Yeah, no, that ain't gonna happen either.

So I'm calling this other place today which supposedly has shark specialists who go out of there, so that would be very helpful.  Let's just hope for this weather to chill out a little and maybe even an Indian Summer to tag along by next weekend.  We are quickly running out of time.  End of October is right around the corner.

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I have not sen any whale carcasses in Florida....yet.

In an anchorage near me, we did see a hammerhead swimming around.

We go out in the ocean a bit and consistently see sea turtles......amazing sight.

Sharks?......Truthfully I could live without them.

The drone footage is great.

I am getting better with mine, I took it to portugal and got great footage of the beaches.

 

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1 hour ago, jeffk said:

I have not sen any whale carcasses in Florida....yet.

In an anchorage near me, we did see a hammerhead swimming around.

We go out in the ocean a bit and consistently see sea turtles......amazing sight.

Sharks?......Truthfully I could live without them.

The drone footage is great.

I am getting better with mine, I took it to portugal and got great footage of the beaches.

 

Ah, yes, the beautiful Mediterranean Sea where I grew up swimming and beaching from Spain to Italy but especially the white sands of the beaches of Cleopatra! :) Portugal is spectacspecial can only imagine how awesome that footage is.

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Well the season is over but there are still plenty of great whites hanging out in southern Cape Cod.  The 2 weekends we had to get down there didn't work out because of mostly bad weather.  But there is always next year.  Look at the size of this guy.  They said he was about 15 ft long.  Would be a lot of fun to see him/her circle the boat and even stick his head out and show us his teeth! :D 

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https://twitter.com/A_WhiteShark/status/1189202871377649667

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13 hours ago, bonpaul said:

Nice pics! Looks like you had an awesome adventure.

Thanks.  We did in 2015 which is all those pics on this page, but never saw any and never made it down there this year because the weather wouldn't permit it.  We only had 2 weekends to pull it off and both of those weekends, the wind was blowing like crazy from the last southern storm that moved north and the following weekend was just miserable rain and wind.  So it wasn't meant to be. 

I think because of the difficulty of getting the 276 on the current trailer that we figured we would do it once we hauled out from our marina and catch the last couple of weeks of the season, but that didn't give us any buffer to work with.  So I think next year, hopefully the trailer issue will be resolved so that it will be much easier to load the boat in early September, take it down there (since September through October are the best months to see them there) and then bring it back to the marina for the rest of the season, or hopefully then be able to go straight to Florida.  But yeah, this is a bucket list item to see one up close for sure. :)

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