Jeff and I woke early to catch the sunrise and low tide to do some shelling.
The birds were already at the wrack line looking for goodies…
We walked west from the lighthouse…
Checking out the wrack line for shells.
Every now and then we looked east to watch the sunrise.
A willet with a shell creature for its breakfast.
We continue west to search the wrack line…
I love looking at everything the tide brings in..
Whelk egg casing…
Not sure what this is..
I start collecting treasures
It’s a busy morning on the beach..
this one is colorful with the morning sun lighting it up..
As we walk ..
the things and critters in the wrack line changes..
Another odd looking Sea Pork.
A dead bird…. and sea weed still life…
I already have a nice collection of small shells….I wont show them until later..
I liked the way the light was shining on these two shells..
I am obsessed with taking photos of the Whelk egg casings..
I think these are Lightning whelks..
We came upon several areas like this..
Full of Conch shells…
These were all live so we left them or threw them back into the water.
Still life …yeah…more whelk casings..
Is it a plant? An animal? A fungus? This mysterious blob is actually a colony of animals called tunicates. These teeny-tiny animals protect themselves with a sac made of cellulose and spend their days filter-feeding. Sea pork can be found in various colony sizes and be colored pink, purple, black, and even orange.
More live shells…
Hundreds of them.
Jeff checks to see if there is a living creature inside..
A Myriad of designs left by the tide and Whelk egg casings..
That’s all folks..
I leave you with this lovely
Stay tuned for my final collections and more beach walking..