Earlier this month, I published a post on a list of 16 “challenges” I was setting myself for 2016. Number thirteen on the list was:
“Find thirteen interesting items (these could be anything from something picked up beach-combing, to finding something in a charity shop – ideally it should not be something new or that I have paid full price for!)”
So here is the first find. This piece of drift wood spoke to me as soon as I saw it. At first it reminded me of a playtpus (looking at the left-hand side), but looking at the photograph I can also see a dolphin (right-hand side). It’s not very big – less than a foot long, perfect addition to the flower garden.
It was a lovely beach not far from Belmullet, on the NW coast of County Mayo. The beach was covered in shells, so the kids and I had great fun collecting cockle shells, razors, clam shells, limpets, and the odd queen scallop shell.