Last week, I went for a quick walk along Eastern Beach. It was incredibly quick, as I got into town a bit early for an appointment. I stuck to the seaweed along the high tide mark. As a result, there is very little diversity but I thought it was still worth documenting.
Yesterday, Sethy and I visited Eastern Beach. I was there for the weekend and had promised him and adventure. Initially, we were going to go to Balyang Sanctuary. But Balyang is close to where he lives – it’s so much more exciting at the beach because of the multiple types of environments.
We were so lucky when we got there. The tide was out, the furthest out I have ever seen. This meant there was teeny tiny rockpools in between the promenade and Limeburners Point. It was because of this that I really regretted bringing the camera, although the iphone captured all the little animals we saw.
We saw multiple types of starfish. Most were under rocks, the larger ones were harder to find. I’m not knowledgeable enough to ID them.
We’ve learned about tracks in the recent Cadets meeting, so I took photos of some that we saw. It can be very hard to find bird ones, either the sand is too hard or they get washed away.
There was a lot of snail shells everywhere.
And slimy stuff
And this awesome slug! No idea what it is or how to find out.
It was an impromptu adventure but its reminded me how much the little dude LOVES rockpools. I try to incorporate other animals into our adventures but I don’t drive and birds are easy to find. Will be looking out for accessible, awesome sea places to visit in the future.