The dunes of Cape Henlopen, looking towards the Atlantic
Today, I got to tick another item off my list of ambitions: see a real live horseshoe crab. When we arrived at Rehoboth Beach yesterday, I did not have the highest hopes. The Atlantic coast is pretty enough, but it's a barren desert when it comes to wildlife. It turns out that the secret is to get into the Delaware estuary just a few miles north on the other side of Cape Henlopen. We found live horseshoes, eggs, and lots of dead carcasses.
A horseshoe crab minding its own business...
Antonia imitating David Attenborough
The nether regions of a horseshoe crab
Bonus dolphin sighting on the Atlantic side of Cape Henlopen