Here is my double page for week 31. It has been a week of high tides and I was interested to see what I might find this week. On Wednesday I saw a huge jelly fish washed onto the shore, see photograph below. The tides left a nasty brown scum everywhere and the shore has been very wet and muddy. The shore was littered with feathers and crabs and a variety of bits and pieces of seashore objects. The weather forecast gave a really wet day for Saturday so I went down on Friday evening, to enjoy a lovely evening. Saturday was fine so I went again and wandered across the other side of the tidal river to the bigger shore. It did rain and we did get a little wet but we had a really nice walk and saw the geese on the sandy shore. I collected so many feathers, found where the curlews sit and so many beautiful striped feathers came home with me. We estimated about 200 geese after counting 60 in one group and seeing the others. There were two black cormorants, a heron, the curlews, gulls, oyster catchers and two white geese amongst the brown ones. It was such a loud noise when all the geese flew, all honking, the sounds echoing across the estuary. I have added lots of images of the shore.
I am here just about to leave the shore after our walk with my bag full of finds. I chose the seaweed pieces as it is a while since I have really seen any, the lovely blue shell and the blue duck feather. The striped Curlew feather and one belonging to one of the geese. We kept finding where the geese had been sitting, lots of feathers and the pellet shaped poo. The pools and gullies were all full of water and more and more of the grassy banks are breaking up and falling into the sand. We saw two little fish in a pool and heard other bigger fish jumping in the tidal river. A little rabbit sat on the bank and lifted up her ears when she heard us talking, then quickly disappeared down a hole. I found a small mermaids purse and saw little shrimps. The shore is littered with empty and broken crab cases and legs, it was nice to see a tiny live crab moving in the sand.
On Saturday we saw the steam train go through the village again and return later. Here is my photograph from two weeks ago, taken off our railway bridge by me. It is such a lovely sight, wanted to share it with you. I will leave you with some images from my walks.
Hope you enjoy seeing a little more of my walks. Millyx