Thursday, May 7, 2015

Heading to the Beach

 Don't feel sorry for these two because they've been busy all
day.  We go for walks, they sun themselves on the upper deck,
we go for more walks, we take them to the beach to
play in the ocean waves ... basically they are lovin' life
and we all need a vacation from this vacation.
 This time Wilson & I headed out with our cameras.  Leaving those
'didn't you forget about me' eyes behind the big  front door.  Look
closely and you will see those tiny white heads.
 The beach is just a few yards away.  Such a easy walk down
to the ocean ... until you have to start walking up the 
dunes to get to the steps that lead back home.
 We figured that the pier jetting out was the pier we saw
from the beach at our other favorite rental on Olde Duck
Beach Road.  That's still my favorite rental.  Even
though this one is beautiful this one has no covered porches on
the 'living' level.  If you want to sit outside you're going
to be bakin' in the sun.  We do keep the doors open to hear
the ocean in the background which give the westies
free access to the sun deck.
 We were hoping to get some pelicans flying by 
but all we got were a few small shore birds.

 One on of our previous OBX trips our friends Bob & AJ joined
us.  They are big in the marine biology world and during one
of our educational beach walks AJ told me what this was.
Description per Wikipedia
An egg case or egg capsule, colloquially known as a mermaid's purse
or devil's purse, is a casing that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some
sharks, skates, and chimaeras. They are made of collagen protein strands.

Because they are lightweight, they are commonly washed up by the sea,
often found at the strandline, the farthest point of the high tide.
The egg cases that wash up on beaches are usually empty,
the young fish having already hatched out. Furthermore, 
egg cases are often found in commercial fishing gears like nets and pots,
 and on the sea floor during surveys using an ROV.
 Julep out after dinner until we get her up for 
the 11:00pm piddle walk and sniff session.
It's hard to believe we have two more day here before
we drive back home to beautiful St. Michaels.
So far we've had perfect weather but there is a slight
chance of rain tonight.


  1. That beach looks heavenly. Julep and Derby sure do have it

  2. why are beach houses always so pretty? the two babies looked so adorable through the door.