Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
The way the wind was rocking me in my bed this morning it was obvious that the concept of catching fish with a rod and reel was not a good one. So the wind was ripping the bark off the trees and that usually means some good stuff washing ashore down on the beach. Great idea and the Teams went for it early this morning.At least the first picture of the dunes turned out pretty nice. The wind was in the plus 20 range so standing still was difficult.
The seaweed was worse than before. It fact it was piled up so thick at the water line that a new dune was forming under it from the wind and wave action. BUT the beachcombing was less than stellar. However it was the adventure for the day so here it is as it was.The first thing of interest spotted was the adjustable foot off something. What it is was way beyond my guessing ability. The plastic seemed to be solid and not affected by the saltwater. It was about a foot long and six inches in diameter.
On down the beach a green was peeking out from under the seaweed. Keep in mind that when digging in beach vegetation one needs to be very careful. There are remnants of things in the seaweed that can sting or even bite you. Over the fifty plus years of beachcombing my education has been sometimes severe about just grabbing up things on the beach. The green thing was well covered but a handy stick was used to uncover the item. It turned out to be a solid green ball about the size of a softball. It was another mystery item. The ball was actually fairly heavy but very smooth. If the Teams had a place to keep it, the ball would have followed us home.
Another exciting moment happened along. My eyes caught sight of an unbroken sand dollar. If an unbroken sand dollar is ever found, it will go home with me. Then one was gently lifted and then it broke on a line about midway across it. RATZZZZ.
This onion looked to be in good shape. It fact it looked very edible along with several others along the beach. They all looked as good as this one.
And of all things a few meters on down the beach was garlic scattered along the water line. All of the garlic looked ready for preparing to be lunch. What is going on was my thought.
By now the strong wind had me and my glasses coated with a salt crust. The wind was taking the tops off the waves and depositing them on everything in sight on the beach. So the Beachcombing Team called it a day and headed back to the Castle. It was, after all, a pretty good day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.