Friday, June 7, 2013

Tidal Pools

A couple of weeks ago, the tide went out the lowest that I can remember ever seeing. We jumped into our rubber boots and tromped out to the water's edge to check it out.

 I'm not sure what I expect to see when the mysterious blanket of ocean water is pulled back—reefs? mermaid cities?—but there's only sand.

The kids were amazed at all the razor clam necks poking up from their hiding places in the sand. The girls discovered quickly that no matter how fast they dug with their hands, they couldn't uncover an entire clam. (You really need a shovel and the right technique to dig clams, which we weren't there to do.)

After a good long hike, we finally made it out to some tidal pools where the girls found starfish.

Lupine was more interested in barking at the seaweed; she did not trust the suspicious kelp lying all over the beach. Good dog.

Dinner last night: teriyaki chicken, french fries

Exactly two years ago:

Exactly three years ago:


Katherine said...

What a fun outing. I remember going to the tidal pools in California when I was little and finding anemones and shrimp and it being the most magical thing my little kid head could process.

Karen M. Peterson said...

Such a fun little adventure!

I remember going clam digging here in California. It was so much fun. I should do that again sometime...