Friday, August 22, 2008

Back to your regularly scheduled vacation pictures!

The kids arriving at the beach.

The beach in Hilton Head was lovely. Seaoats on the dunes. Clean, sandy and water temperature was perfect.

If you swam at the time of day when the tide was low you could feel tons of sand dollars underfoot. You could unearth them with your toes, pick them up, feel their spines move and watch their keyholes open and shut. Very entertaining for this this nerdy biologist type! I also unearthed a cool starfish!

I had a run in with another invertebrate; a jelly fish. Yup, I got my first jellyfish sting. Fortunately it wasn't a man-of-war, just a regular jelly, so the sting wasn't too horrible, but over a week later the itch is still making me nuts!


one-eared pig said...

You take wonderful pictures! And that jellyfish sting looks nasty!

Anonymous said...

OMG, Linda, I had no idea a jellyfish would leave a leg looking like that!