We visited Crow Point again today. The water was very turquoise, it really is breathtakingly beautiful in the sunshine. The tide was in when we arrived, so we sat on the soft sand and ate our picnic lunch.
After lunch, we decided to walk down the beach. There were hundreds of little crabs scuttling across the stones and sand where the water had receded. The children caught some but we had to be careful on the mud because there are patches of quicksand, which we know from experience is very sticky!
We thought the snails on this rock looked like toes on a foot!
We found a moon jellyfish that had been washed up.
There were lots of lugworm casts and blow holes.
We gradually made our way over to a tall sand dune, where Aaron and Tabitha had lots of fun climbing up and sliding down.
There are very few photos of me with the children, so I’m making more of an effort to get behind the camera occasionally. Tabitha did a great job of taking this photo (although admittedly it was the best of about twenty!).
Eventually we walked back to the car over the burrows, stopping to admire the flora and fauna. There were quite a few pyramidal orchids dotted around, and beautiful blue spires of viper’s bugloss everywhere.
Crow Point may be more estuary than beach, but it is becoming a favourite place of ours to visit. The toll road is much cheaper than paying for car parking at some of the popular local beaches, and it is also a lot less crowded. Plus there are so many interesting things to explore and observe!