Borrego Springs, CA

Friday, September 28, 2012

Final walk on the beach?

After taking care of several errands yesterday, Emma and I enjoyed an evening of sitting outside. 


As usual, she was on full alert, just in case something threatening should happen to come near.  It wasn’t long before she found something of interest.

IMG_0156Her nose was working overtime, and she soon took off at a run with her back hairs standing up, to the back edge of the volunteer compound.  Barking away as she went, of course.  I was right behind her to be sure she stayed within the fence.


Sure enough, the three little bears were making their way through the field behind the bath/laundry house.  The grasses pretty much hid them, but they all made their way to the woods.  Don’t know where their mama was.  I didn’t see her.  Much of her barking seems to be a false alarm to me, but last night she was right.

Today after checking the internet, I found out that low tide on Pea Island was scheduled to occur in the early afternoon.  Considering I’ll be on my way in just over two weeks, I thought I’d better take advantage of this chance to find some shells along the ocean shore.


It was a gorgeous day on the beach.  First I parked at the visitors center, but that path to the beach climbed over the dunes.  On second thought, I moved a little south down the road to an area where the beach approach was more level.  My cane really sinks in the loose sand of the dunes, so a more level approach was helpful.


On a beautiful afternoon, I certainly wasn’t alone on the beach, but I wouldn’t exactly call it jammed packed.  This isn’t a part of the coast that is known for great shells, and it lived up to that expectation.


Besides the few people, there were other creatures joining me on the beach.  Lots of these little crabs (about the size of a dime) were scurrying in and out with the waves.  Considering their size, I suppose a little wave looks like a tsunami to them.  Winking smile

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                          A half dozen or so brown pelicans were also cruising the air looking for a meal. 

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I may not have found many shells, but this gull found a tasty dead fish that was washed up on shore.  After an hour or so, I needed to sit down, so I made my way back to the car and headed home.  I’m not a big beach person, but I certainly enjoyed my time listening to the waves for perhaps my final walk on the beach this fall.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy


  1. Nice that you had all that interesting company to visit with.

  2. Emma is a good guard dog. Just because you don't always know what she is protecting you from, doesn't mean she isn't doing her job. lol Too bad you didn't find shells but a beach walk is still nice.

  3. Good on Emma! Glad you enjoyed a nice walk on the beach

  4. I like a nice forest over a beach almost any time.

    The book is really good! I'm alone this weekend and might finish it. I think Craig might enjoy reading it to, and after he is done I will pass it on to another.

  5. looks like a great walk on the beach. . .I love them. . .hubby, not so much. . .so soothing, the sounds and the smells. . .love!


  6. Thanks for taking us along on your stroll across the beach!

    Karen and Steveio
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  7. I enjoy sitting by the water, too. I am getting anxious to move to a new location, I have about 4 weeks left here.

  8. I'm not much of a beach person either, but I do like the sight and sound of the waves.

  9. I am really enjoying my time here on the west coast but I do miss the east coast beaches and birds... maybe the east is telling me something...

  10. I'm sure that Emma sees and hears more to protect you from all the time and scares them away before you even realize it.
    I like walking on the hard pack of the beach, not so much the soft sand though. I like the forest too, just put them close together, so I can do both on the same day.

  11. We will be at the beach on the Gulf the end of Oct. Can't wait!

  12. Hi Judy, I have been following your blog regularly this summer and have enjoyed all your entries and photos. We are preparing to move on in two weeks also. I am trying to start my blog up again.. I am not very good at blogging but enjoy yours and others so much, I am going to give it another shot.
    Thanks for your inspiration. Maureen


  13. It's been so long since we had a good walk on a beach. We enjoyed walking with you. Were the gulls also interested in the little dime-sized crabs?

  14. One of my favotite things...walking on the beach. It is so relaxing to me.

  15. Nice walk on the beach and great photos to go with it.

  16. I could sure do with a walk along the ocean about now! Thanks for taking me along...I think a Pelican pooped on my head though..;-)

  17. How did you get that pelican to stay still in mid air so you could take its picture? You are pretty fast with your camera, we'll have to start calling you "Quick Draw Judy"! ;c)

  18. Great photos, looks like another great day!!!