Monday, July 2, 2012

June 24 - Beach walk

Sunday was my birthday and Karen bought a delicious cake for me from the bakery downtown.  After we all had our cake several of us went for a long walk on the beach.

The sky over the sea was beautiful, with puffy clouds.

The land side with the setting sun was beautiful too, but a whole different story.

Rich, Scott, Meredith, and Karen.

We saw more ghost crabs this year than any other so far.  Everywhere we walked they were either diving back in their holes or running madly across the sand.  I'm always amazed at how fast they run.  Wikipedia says that the scientific name is Ocypode which is derived from the Greek roots "ocy-" meaning "fast" and "podos" meaning "foot".  I concur.

Sitting still for a moment.

On the way back we found a mermaid someone had made in the sand.  She had sea grass hair and shells on her tail.  She was beautiful, but due to the low light, I couldn't get all her details in one photo.

Almost home.


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