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!
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