BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY – IN THE MOOOOD FOR COWRIES


It was another of those perfect KZN winter days on the beach – warm sunlight, warm waves, no wind. Accompanied by the usual ecstatic pack of pooches I was excited to see belts of shingle here and there. It has been many months since I last saw such promising signs, and I was pretty sure the pickings were going to be good.. At first I was only rewarded with some small and imperfect cowries, but when I got further I gradually garnered the ten seen pictured here, including the three rather special ones.

 

I am grateful to Nature for organising these treasure hunts on my doorstep for me – they are such fun. The dogs do their own, but what they find is less, um, attractive to humans. However, Annie, by wanting to roll on a ponging beached sea creature, did manage to draw my attention to one of the best cowries (next to it) while I was discouraging her!

© July 2011 Colonialist (Letterdash/WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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6 Responses to BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY – IN THE MOOOOD FOR COWRIES

  1. SuziCate says:

    I have seen those on the shore but never knew they were called cowries…thanks for enlightening me today. Now when I spot them I will have a name.

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  2. Tokeloshe says:

    Wow! Lucky you 😉

    We also used to pick up shells and especially loved the Cowries.

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