Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Wet and Windy, when to pick up shellfish on Dawlish Beach

 The South West had a weekend of storms

Back to our normal wet and windy October weather.

Except this morning it was a clear, calm morning, too good not to go for a walk along the beach.

It also gave us a chance to try out our new camera.
Freya gives a whole new meaning of burying your head in the sand.

There were more things to keep her occupied than digging this morning. The storm brought in various shell fish, all littered along the tide line.

Some still alive and hanging in there waiting for the tide to turn.

Some were lucky, some not.

The gulls ate a hearty breakfast.

In fact the shell fish seemed to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

Seems there is such a thing as a free lunch after all.

At least until the tide came back in.

Word of warning about shell fish, only pick up the unopened ones, if the seagulls have got there before you, it's best to leave well alone.
Mussels are best from October to March.

But why ask me, I'm not the Soggibottom cook.

You can see Freya over on CATFLAP CAVALIER gibbering  about her toys.You can also see her in her first ever video appearance.  How to pick up a stone with no hands.

Or how bemused am I ...................


Unknown said...

Wow so cool. LOL I love it a free lunch, I would be out there with my bucket too!
The starfish is great, wow im so jealous!

Stop on by to enter our giveaway for dog treats!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww that lovely starfish!! How perfect!

Nice to see the gulls happy and nicer to see gorgeous Freya in action too.

Hope the weather calms down - it's been too mild but rather wet!

Take care

Faye Henry said...

I love your photos, Midge.. Your dear wee dog is growing, eh?

WoolenSails said...

Love combing the beaches after a storm or at low tide, never know what you will find. We used to go clamming at low tide, but haven't done it in years.


Sandee said...

What gorgeous photos and a lovely beach to be combing and digging in.

Sue said...

Oh what a meal my dogs would have on the beach. The sky is really amazing in those photos. It makes me shiver.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We have never seen such a beautiful sea shore and clouds!
Your photos are amazing, and that little Freya - cracks us up!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Beautiful photos and Freya is having a great time.

I had a dog that chewed on a rock when she had her baby teeth. I still have the rock, but Zoey has passed on.

Houseelf said...

What a fun day. I've not popped to the beach in ages. Just about to type up assignment then I'm properly back. Will reply to email too. :-)

Freya looks like she is having a wonderful time.

Christine said...

Wow, those clouds in the first photos were awesome. Freya was so cute digging up the stone.

Remington said...

It is SO pretty where you live! Love the pics!

Mary Ann Tate said...

Love the sky ...all swirly clouds. Your camera takes lovely pics and poor Freya...no rock to take home:(

Myra said...

Great photos M!! I'd love to live close to the ocean... To dream...
Freya is do funny! What a hoot! 8-)

Caroline B said...

Oh how Stacie (and me!) would have loved to pick up all those shells! But for now I have a bag of clam shells she picked up on holiday waiting to be strung into a mobile.

Victoria said...

Oh the English seaside...how beautiful it looks! I have some very foggy memories of going to the seaside as a child. My dad used to go back to England every year but he suddenly developed a fear of flying the past few years so he was thinking of taking a ship there. My brother got a huge kick out of that and did an imitation of my dad in a smoking jacket, with a pipe saying "We should reach land in about 6 weeks". Poor old dad, I know he really wants to get back there:(

Did you ever get the postcard I sent from North Carolina? If not, I have another one I can send:)

Alica said...

Amazing photos! Along with your light-hearted comments,it makes you trully feel like being there...and wishing to be there!
Great sharing, thank you!


Beyond the Dog Dish said...

The colour in your beach photographs is amazing! Bet your going to enjoy your new camera!

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