We weren’t looking for shells like our grandkids do on every beach they visit. The larger discoveries are more to the liking of my husband and I. At least it started out that way.
Driftwood is always a treat on any beach. The weathered remains of trees long uprooted from their earthly homes and cast adrift, often find a resting place on a beach.
Sometimes the tree is a curious tangle of seaweed and twisted wood.
Driftwood makes a great seat on the beach too.
Colour other than blue and sand always catch the eye on the beach. This seaweed isn’t visible at high tide.
This lobster trap hasn’t caught any crustaceans lately.
Near the Marram grass, children have taken time to position rocks and sticks above the high tide mark.
Grasshoppers were invisible until they hopped on the sand in front of us. We found them, as tiny and as well hidden as they were, on the sand near the Marram grass.
There is more to see at the beach than sand, water and shells.