One of the highlights of our trip was a boat trip out to Capers Island and Boneyard Beach. The beach got its name from the large pieces of driftwood lying on the shore that look like the bones of some long forgotten prehistoric animal.
The trip out to the island winds through tidal creeks where we saw dolphins, egrets, and osprey while we learned about the unique eco-system that exists in these waters.
Our guide was fantastic and was a huge part of what made the trip so great. A former school teacher, he took a real interest in the kids and explained everything clearly without dumbing it down. He even stopped along the way and hauled in some crab traps, showing us both the difference between male and female and between the species that co-exist here on the ocean floor.
Once you arrive on the island, you are free to wander around on your own. We walked along the shore playing in the waves and scaling the larger pieces of driftwood.
When it was time to return to the mainland, we did so reluctantly with a few treasures in hand. Jack was thrilled to get the chance to pilot the boat part of the way home while Ava took the time to relax and grab a little nap.