Shortly after sunrise this morning, at around 7am, the beach was beautiful. The tide was way out and just turning as I walked eastwards into the early morning sun; there was only a handful of people from one end to the other; and very little rubbish abandoned by yesterday’s and last night’s visitors.
Jelly fish are ‘in season’ these past few days UL and LR, someone’s diggings UR were about to be inundated and wiped away; something large lifted a large jellyfish LR to leave the print of its underside in the path of the incoming tide. Very few tracks are permanent – or is the opposite true? Now that I’ve written that, I’m not sure it is …. but anyway the big gulls breakfasting on this fresh barracouta or similar fish LL waited patiently nearby for me to pass, and will have picked the bones clean by now if the incoming tide and other people walking along the beach didn’t defeat them!
I’m glad I had my camera. The water was relatively calm and so clear, that as the tide turned over the shallow sand their intersecting patterns could be clearly seen in the early morning sun.