Into Rockpools

13 Jun

Best place ever to go on holiday: West Cork with all its fabulous beaches like Garretstown nr Kinsale and Inchydoney. So good I’m wondering why I’m letting on to you about them – I’m nice!
Inchydoney is a broad deep expanse of sand with great rock pools down the left hand side. Plenty of room to retreat from the incoming tide, plenty of sea anemones and crabs to get excited about.
Number 1 loves her body board. Once she can swim there’ll be no stopping her.
Garretstown even better for rockpools. Lots of (safe) jellyfish stranded all over the beach – transparent blobs shot through with a tangle of bright pink veins. Lots of crabs – even saw a hermit crab, and knew what it was from an episode of Octonauts!! The periwinkles shuffle out impenetrable messages in the skin of sand on the flat rock pool rocks. If you’re looking for messages from alien civilisations this is where you want to focus your attention. The seaweed comes in a startling array of forms and textures once you start counting. All agreed to make a purposeful study of the identity and uses of edible species of seaweed.
Wish we lived here… Then it starts to rain as it can only bucket it down in Ireland.

Pebbles wedged into seaworn crevices in the wood tide breakers

Pebbles wedged into seaworn crevices in the wood tide breakers

Number 1 creates sand pics

Number 1 creates sand pics

Rosetta stone for periwinkles

Rosetta stone for periwinkles

Rothko style descending rainstorm, West Cork

Rothko style descending rainstorm, West Cork

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