Over the holidays I wanted to go tide pooling to see if I could find any of the Hopkins’ Rose Nudibranchs that had been sighted along the coast …. sadly I picked a day when the low tides were both before sunrise and after sunset. Oh well, any day at the shore is a good day!
One of my favorite spots is Shark’s Tooth Cove, in Davenport. It’s so secluded and has dramatic vistas like this keyhole view.
Due to the king tides and winter storms there was more seaweed piled up in the beach than normal for this cove. I decided to take a look.
There was such a variety of seaweed, but it’s a lot more fun to look at when it’s suspended in small pools and undulating with the waves like a feather boa rather than lying lifeless on the beach.
I wasn’t the only one pawing through the seaweed…a pair of ravens that nest in the cliffs were checking it out for any hidden snacks.
I decided that the seaweed not only passed inspection but exquisitely matched my lovely silk jacket that was a special Christmas gift from a very dear friend (thank you CAC)! What a day away at the ocean can’t do for your spirit even without the nudibranchs!