Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday morning beach walkies

Sea Urchin Shells
We went for an early morning walk on the beach  and it was the highest tide we had ever seen (we think the full moon probably helped). There was still a lot of sea grass on the shoreline but that is pawsome because look at the treasure "I" found for Mom today - lots of sea urchin shells.

Do you know - we found out something about all that sea grass - they push it up high on the beach so that it acts like a trap for sand and over the years (providing we don't get any more bad storms for a while) - the sand dunes will eventually build up higher thanks to that base of sea grass - pretty cool huh!

In one of the pictures below you can see me stood in the gap where one of the sand dunes use to be - it gives you an idea of how much sand was moved. We also got to watch the strangest looking Navy ship coming into to dock. We couldn't see any identifying number or name but we did find out it is a USNS - (T-EPF-4) Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship. We also got to sea lots of Albatrosses - they didn't seem to like the windy conditions this morning and we also found some washed up beach treasures. 
A little windy today
MY sand dune has washed away
Debris on the beach
Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship
Mr Albratross
Washed up treasures


  1. So nice to see that you are out on patrol again Reilly! Lovely urchins you found for your mom.

  2. We never knew seagrass had a purpose. You did very well on the treasures!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Those shells and treasures are pawome. Great finds!

  4. Yay...looks like yu all found a good bit of plunder out there today!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. Those sea urchins are so cool!

  6. Beachcombing has it's advantages! Great sea urchin shells. You can use them to make a special Sea Urchin Christmas tree.

  7. Those are really neat looking shells!

  8. So many great things to find on your beach, but those sea urchin shells are amazing!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  9. love those shells
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  10. Ooooooo! purty shells! I can't waits to see what your talented Mom makes with those! Any stinky stuffs??? I loves it when you share your adventures rollin' in the stinky stuffs....
    Ruby ♥

  11. Hari OM
    sorry to say, Mr 'Albatross' is none other than your common or (sea)garden Seagull... entirely different wing and beak structures. I love seagulls though. Have to, as that's just about all I ever get to see! Nice capture of that navy craft and it's amazing so many urchin shells remain intact!!! As we have shingle beaches, everything pretty much gets smashed. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  12. wow mr. nemptune was generous with bringing treasures from his chest to your beach! the mama once hurt her paws with the stings of that sea urchin's in croatia, the guy at the furst aid station said 5 bucks... for one... what a greedy guy... the mama removed them via diy then... and yes it ended the way all diy-projects end :o)

  13. What beautiful shells your mom found and free toys for you and Denny to play with, Reilly!

  14. Squeals - look at your treasures! They are awesome my sweet friends. Glad you are back to your beach. XOXO - Bacon

  15. Wow! What a lucky find with those shells!

  16. Those sea urchins are SUPER cool!
    Mom said your birdie is probably a Herring Gull, but it's TOTALLY cool. We love gulls. We get lots of Ring-Billed Gulls here (they look a lot like the Herrings, only with a ring on their bill) and right now there are Franklins Gulls all over the place -- even here at Ao4 HQS!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  17. It's so interesting how the beach is different every time you visit. Of course the storm helped. I bet that ship holds troops and equipment that's what it looks like. Love Dolly


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