An incredible start, but a bit crispy before noon.
Yesterday the kids and I spotted this unusual pattern in the sand. Of course Lena had to learn about what made that special pattern…
Live sand dollars! En espanol, estrella del mar (we met a sweet 6-year-old who shared some words). Not being a cruel person Lena immediately buried the poor creature again. But being the obsessive beach comber that I am, I now know that beach time will not be spent just lounging around.
We started hunting early in the day. Van found a track he wanted to follow.
It was an amazing design.
The morning was misty, then was clear, then it rained… And the ocean was calm and peaceful.
Lena stalked a crab.
Then we found a tidal pool, filled with awesome creatures including these anemone. They closed up like flowers once disturbed. I swear we only did it once. Or twice. For science, not for fun.
Then the day became even more beautiful.
After breakfast we boogie-boarded and body-surfed until we were burnt to a crisp. Even with SPF 70. Live and learn. No pics, but picture 10 foot waves in glorious, punishing sunshine!