The grey seal that we normally see in the cooler months is still lolling around in the harbor. It seems to feel comfortable hanging out right on the Chappy ferry route, perhaps because the ferry boats are slow and predictable.

This summer of Covid has brought a very different pattern to passenger traffic on the ferry. There is a noticeable increase in bicycle riders going both ways during the midday hours. Foot traffic nearly ceases at 9 p.m. I suppose this is because the bars are closed.

I hope that we all will keep in mind that if we don’t each make a personal effort to keep the virus subdued here, that we could again lose our privilege to carry on in a relatively carefree lifestyle.

Check the Chappy Community Center and The Trustees of Reservation websites for updates on their activities. Conditions change weekly with both of these institutions. Only seven more weeks to go before Labor Day.