Thursday, June 18, 2020

On Cable Beach

At low tide , there are beautiful patterns in the sand, made up of tiny balls. This is what Wikipedia says about their origin:

Sand bubbler crabs (or sand-bubblers) are crabs of the genera Scopimera and Dotilla in the family Dotillidae. They are small crabs that live on sandy beaches in the tropical Indo-Pacific. They feed by filtering sand through their mouthparts, leaving behind balls of sand that are disintegrated by the incoming high tide.

I went for an early morning walk at 7.30 am as there was no wind today. Usually there is a strong easterly blowing. A car driving along the sand stopped and three enormous dogs leapt out and charged along at speed. They belonged to the Red Camel man:

This beach goes on for miles:

It is not hazard free:

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