Saturday, 7 August 2010
The pleasure that I get from this activity has never gone away. I've collected boxes of bits and pieces; glass, shells and tiny bits of wood rubbed smooth by the sea. These might come in useful one day for some creative endeavour. And I marvel at the creatures that I encounter during my searches, having particular admiration for the feisty crabs that are prepared for a fight as they are loaded into Louis' bucket after he gets bored of this beach based version of 'Hunt the Thimble'.
This is the first ever sea urchin shell that I've found. It was in perfect condition when discovered in a Breton rock pool. Then selflessly I gifted it to Louis and shortly afterwards he dropped it on the floor of the motorhome. Still once I've mustered up the dexterity to mend it, it could take pride of place in one of next term's 'Show and Tell' sessions.