Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Whidbey Wednesday -

Took a field-trip today to Whidbey Island.

 It was a *perfect* day of sun and water....

 (although a bit hazy on the horizon - would barely make out the mountains...)

 The son and wife came along with me.

 The tide was going out as we arrived.

 It was actually a SUPER low tide this afternoon. 

 ACRES of exposed sand...

 ...and rarely exposed seaweed gardens....

 You can tell by the barnacle encrustation that rocks like this one are normally submerged.

 The north sides of all these rocks hid all sorts of critters in their shade - mussels, hermit crabs, whelks, anemones, etc...

 Lots of larger crabs out on the sand.

 Barnacle covered hermit crab shells. Complete with crab.

 Low-tide still lifes...

It was a gorgeous, perfect day. (I am so sunburned!)

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