I had a great time on our trip. The picture on the left is from the top of the Hatters Island Lighthouse. For those members of the class that did not climb to the top, it only took a few minutes to reach the top and it was very windy at the top. Once we reached the top the Park Volunteer at the top gave us what could only be described as a small lecture. Also shown in the picture of the left is some extensive salt water trapped behind the dunes, this is due to the hard structure jetty that the other members of the class were near. Where the water is now used to look like the maritime forest behind it 10 years ago, and it is likely that will continue and the lighthouse will be surrounded by a like habitat in 10 years.
The aquarium was very fun to walk around and enjoy. Despite the massive crowd, I was able to touch the manta rays. They had an interesting feel to them (soft, squishy). It was enjoyable, as I had not touched a manta ray since the old Sea World tanks.
I had a great trip, hope you all did too.