I realized a couple of days ago that this would be my 2000th post. Wow! It’s hard to believe I’ve sat down to do this 2000 times. I wanted to have something “cool” enough to put up before I posted anything, and we stumbled across just the right thing on Sunday – low tide and tide pools at the sea wall.
But first, since this is my 2000th post and I feel like celebrating, I’ve decided to do a little giveaway. Leave a comment below and I’ll draw a name at random on Saturday morning (Friday evening in the US) and I’ll send a box of Japanese goodies to the winner. Even if you’ve never left a comment before, please break your silence and say hello! (I’d like to have at least 3 names on here that I could draw from…please don’t make me feel like a loser with no comments. Please?)
Alright. On to the tide.
It was so far out, I couldn’t believe it. We’d had lunch at Hamaya Soba, as usual, and decided to let the girls kill a little energy at the playground nearby. We ended up spending most of the time exploring the tide pools instead.
It looked like an alien landscape.
Look how far out the water was. That dot on the right side of the photo below is our stroller.
And here are the wave breaks. It felt strange being on the other side of them.
It really was beautiful. The water was so blue, and the sea bed was neat to look at.
We even got to see a few sea creatures, like this starfish.
And this…whatever. These black snake-y looking things were everywhere. They ranged in size from the size of your thumb to the size of your arm. The one below is one of the arm sized ones. I’m sure I could figure out what they are if I looked around hard enough. They didn’t slither. They were attached to the rocks at one end, and sort of crawled like a starfish at that one end only. Weird.
We had a fun time exploring the tide pools. Here’s one last photo.
Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win! Happy 2000th post!