Why it takes us an hour to walk one kilometre, on flat sand. It's easy going, with nothing to slow us down.
|Boundary Bay, with Mount Baker, at low, low tide.|
But we keep stopping to take another photo.
|Clam in a tidepool, with refracted light, through a few inches of water.|
|Foot long polychaete worm, from my tank, returning to home base.|
|In every tidepool, hundreds of tiny, darting fish fled at our approach. These ones were "escaping" from Laurie, while I stood off to the side, without moving, except for my shutter finger.|
|Feather, pink and brown clam shell, worm poop, bird footprint, and a few sandy snails. As found.|
|Detail of feather. Worth clicking to see the tips full size.|
|Wave-carved sand patterns|
|Lugworm egg case. Most are large oval bags; this one is almost round. With worm hill and poop.|
|Tiny Baltic macoma shell. Most of the ones on this beach are pink. Very fragile; half the ones I bring home don't make it.|
|Speckled stone, with dwarf eelgrass, Zostera japonica. The stem just to the left of the stone has a row of seeds in a half sheath.|