We got our buckets, shovels, large flat rocks (good for digging), and headed to the edge of the water.
The kids hung out with us for a bit, digging around for treasures, but then they took off for the rocks and the tide pools to see what they could see.
They found crabs galore, some jelly fish, other little fishes, sea urchins, and a star fish that they all even touched!
The beach wasn't crowded at all. We did find pottery, not the big pieces many people have mentioned lately, but maybe that's because all the recent chatter has increased the beachcombers and they took our pieces! Every time I see this place mentioned on FB I sigh...geez! Stop telling everyone about this 'secret' place! Wait...blog...oh, never mind! It's just too fun not to share!
These are the rocks the kids were climbing on. When we got there the tide must have been close to the lowest point. But, when Stephanie and I headed over to where the kids were the tide was starting to rise, so the tide pools and walking area had shrunk quite a bit. We still had so much fun exploring and found a lot of cool things to look at.
I took this shot because I thought, "Wow! Mackenzie and Garytt are getting along soooo well!" Turns out, this is Mackenzie and our friend, Daniel...same height, same hair color. Ha! That's why they were getting along!
This is a pretty large tide pool. The little girls around it had collected several little crabs and fish and had them in a little plastic creature tank. (note to self: we should have one, or two, of those for next time!)
|These cool guys were all over|
The wooden lighthouse on the cape. This was taken on my cell phone at about the time the clouds were getting darker, so the shot didn't turn out very well. Next time I'll take my nice camera to get a good shot.
The blue and white pieces
Mackenzie's miscellaneous findings
A couple cool shells and some sea glass
Mackenzie's shells and rocks
I found a Delaware on the beach today! :) Home! <3
The drive seemed pretty easy...says the person who hasn't driven out of Yokosuka city...There were only a few turns. The key to finding the turn from the main road to the beach access road is this: make a left when you see the murals on the wall to the right, just before the tunnel. If you go through a tunnel, you've gone to far. We rode up this little road toward the beach, and almost at the end there is a sharp turn to the right and a little parking lot there. The lot was full when we got there, so we just parked along the road...not sure how legal that was, but other people were doing it, and we didn't get a ticket, so I guess it was ok.