Hello and Happy Holiday Weekend!
Our first journey today was to Griffiths-Priday State park! 300+ acres with trees, a fresh water River and ocean shoreline. Lovely!
Fresh water River that runs right into the ocean…only about 100 yards to the left. Two totally different surroundings…sea grasses and bushes, trees and shrubs give way to long sandy beaches!
Low tide…we saw many folks clamming today. Shortly after this photo was taken it dropped another 5 degrees and then poured rain. We were soaked and made for an early retreat!
From our campground we can walk all the way out to Damon Point. A nature preserve for our old friends the Snowy Plovers and also Snow Owls! No sightings of either but a long, beautiful walk for our afternoon.
Jackpot! I found a nice chunk of agate….this one is a “newbie” since it is still rather chunky looking and not rounded by a long time in the sea..the edges are soft and smooth and when held up to the light it is almost translucent! The Pacific North West is know for their beach agates. Agates come from volcanic deposits and given the volume of volcanos we have seen in this area, it all makes sense!
No Plovers (although Plovers do look a lot like seagulls but bigger and with a hooked beak)…our every move is being watched very carefully!
Hold on to your hats….Sea Gooseberries! These are full grown jelly fish (comb jellies actually)! They are about the size of a pencil eraser! SOOOO cool!
All the way down is Damon Point. We saw many fisherman catching Red Perch toward the point.
A bit longer walk than we anticipated. We will all sleep well tonight!