Category Archives: Seashells

Oh I Do Like to See Beside the Seaside


I do love to stare into the pools, Though the creatures that live beside the seaside When looking up at us must think us fools! Oh, it’s luverly wand’ring at the seaside And especially at a low spring tide, And … Continue reading

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Wigmaking on a South Sea Island


                Skein on bones; refrain from twine; Shade the weight for wig, size nine, Sea-shells bend into design; Shame, no stones? They would look fine. © August 2018 Colonialist  

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Step (or two) to the Beach


Today, to chase away cobwebs, we decided to take a stroll (sarcastic laugh) down the path to the beach we used from our first house on the Bluff, very many years ago, which was closer to the old Whaling Station. … Continue reading

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Keeping Abreast on Conchology, or a Really Awful Boob?


Life Imitates Art is photo challenge for the week. From early times some greatest art Has stressed quite clearly upper part Of ladies, showing very smart Those bits that cover up the heart It seems, as far as I can tell, It will be found some creatures dwell … Continue reading

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Beachcomber’s Diary – Rock and Roll


Back a couple of years, a beachcombing report was a regular part of my blog. Then life got in the way of beachcombing.  Bad idea.  I need to reverse that trend fifth or sixthwith.  Now that I have access to a … Continue reading

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Life can (still) be a real beach!


One of the saddest things about losing our old home was the lack of access to an unspoilt beach through the fascinating dune forest.  I had forgotten that I am one of the custodians of a conservancy which has just … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture Marine and Floral.


My selection for the Texture theme this week: MOWER AND MOWER WORK IN PROGRESS Parquet floor Is no more – To the dump  In a lump. Weedeater – A defeater; Mower one – Still no fun; Two – bust for … Continue reading

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