Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sea Urchin on the Beach!

We've finally had a stretch of sunny, clear days, though the air and wind is still a bit chilly at times. I went for a walk on one of my favorite beaches here in southeastern Connecticut, and it's been weeks since I visited. I was really amazed by how even the sandscape was, and the beach was very clean (well, it always is in the spring).

The waves were so small on this afternoon that you could barely hear any surf. Don't let the picture fool you. I didn't do a lot of walking or looking around for treasures, I simply wanted to enjoy the warm sunshine, the fresh air and the vast view this day.

So it wasn't until I got up to leave that I took a few moments to walk at the water's edge and I mostly saw slipper limpet shells and one piece of sea glass, but nothing much of interest. I was hoping to find some angel's wings shells, but no luck there. Suddenly I looked down and saw a sea urchin!

Of course, it was dead and most of the spines were gone, but it was a fun find because I've never found one before! Just when you think there isn't anything exciting to discover, when summer hasn't begun yet and winter is still right behind you...

I looked out toward Long Island and saw the Cross Sound Ferry heading out for the first evening trip, and I thought to myself that an adventure is in order. Perhaps this summer I will get to take the ferry to visit some New York relatives.

Until the next beach adventure...

~ Cheryl

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