Yesterday, we decided to get out of the house and go to the beach. We went a little farther down than we typically do, and were greatly rewarded – it was a great spot!
The beaches here, while not the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, are great for kids. There are no waves, and the water is insanely shallow; you can walk out for what seems like 1/4 mile in some places and it won’t be any more than calf-deep.
The place we chose yesterday was one of those very shallow patches. In fact, there was a sandbar in the ocean that we set up our gear.
We also set up one of our beach chairs in the shallow water. It was very relaxing. (Even Meg thought so; she couldn’t keep off of it!)
I guess the seagulls here are used to people, because they had no problem coming near us. Cate was fascinated, and wanted to pet them. The birds were not that fearless, though, and would fly away as soon as she got too close.
A chase ensued.
She ran a long way after them, the whole time yelling, “Stop following me!” to them. I guess she was confused.
Sally and Rebecca had fun digging and finding things in the sand. Here is a hermit crab that was actually still alive. You can barely see his legs in there.
I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the two of us. Chris is wearing a pair of my sunglasses I keep in the car for “sunglass emergencies” just like yesterday was. Funnily enough, this is not the only picture I have of him wearing them.