Whale sightings are nothing new for Massachusetts, and the Cape in particular, but it's usually a maritime activity that's voluntarily chosen by people, not for them.
The word from Old Scituate Light
Remarkable crowds here tonight to a full moon rising. A quick estimate would put the group between 750 and 1500 across the past few hours. Another well behaved group too. The flashbulbs were as many as at the Red Carpet before the Oscars. Julie took to the Tower for this shot. A perfect day for the beach and I have no doubt that there was a long line for ice cream all across town. August is the best of the summer.