Beach day

We were not in the mood to go anywhere today by car. I declared a beach day, all day. The day broke to heavy fog. By 9 the sun was working hard to break through. By ten victory was declared! I was waterside by 10:30. I sit and gaze. I read. I swim. I walk, collect shells, swim, read. Today the beach offered up thousands of tiny clams where ocean laps shore. They are in the most beautiful array of colors. Golden, lavender, rust, pink, striated… I was enchanted watching them burrow into the sand. You must watch closely, but you’ll see them in this video. Such delightful creatures. At times I could see their gelatinous clear bodies stretching out from the shell. I wondered if they might be tasty morsels. It would require an awful lot of them to make even a tablespoon. I wonder if they grow to be larger clams or if the diminutive size is the natural state.

I returned to the apartment for lunch, then back to beach! Ed joined me later. We saw a dolphin, just a single one, nonchalantly making way across the water.

Dinner at the Sea Hag tonight. A low key local hangout. The fish special was grilled red snapper in parmesan sauce topped with grilled shrimp. Oh my. It was delicious. Tender and tasty, every bite and bit.

Now I am tired and off to dreamland.

4 thoughts on “Beach day

    • pgsteele4 December 10, 2021 / 10:06 am

      I watched those little clams for ever so long!


  1. armcdowell December 10, 2021 / 11:54 am

    I love, love, love hearing about your adventures and how you find the fun and beauty and wonder in everything. Happy beach vacation!

    Much love,




    • pgsteele4 December 14, 2021 / 6:52 am

      Thank you! It’s good to get feedback. I’m due for another post soon.


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