It’s so heartening to learn that the whale population is back in Cape Cod waters – it heralds the start of another wonderful summer season. Since the word got out last week of sightings all along the northen and eastern coasts of the Cape, our guests have taken the opportunity to drive along to see what it was all about – and none came back disappointed! Even the rare Right Whales are back, in greater numbers than last year. That will be a huge relief for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whose dedicated local staff and volunteers work tirelessly to protect and rescue these, and many other, marine creatures. But you don’t need to take the chance of not seeing the whales, just get yourself on an organised whale-watching excursion. Our local one, Hyannis Whale Watcher is just 10 minutes from the inn and they will start running on May 16, 2011. But if you can’t wait till then, why not take the Dolphin Fleet out of Provincetown, as they are already running wonderful trips to see whales, dolphins, seals & porpoises in their summer feeding grounds Stellwagen Bank. So why not treat yourself to a stay at the inn? Combine whale-watching with relaxation and some great local dining: The award-winning Old Yarmouth Inn, is just a short stroll away from us, or maybe try Lyric, just a ten minute walk, where your meal will be accompanied by piano music, and if you are lucky some lovely singing from the owner Anne. We hope to see you soon!