A walk along the beach….

It’s day five of Suze’s fabulous Seven Days of Summer challenge.  Why not have a look at all the creative posts that our gorgeous bloggers have created?

Day 5: July 5: You are on a beach. What five things do you pick up off the sand? Tell us about those things.

As I’m currently living on a boat in Greece, (have a look at my blog!) I am often walking along a beach.  Not because we’ve run aground, you understand, but because we have moored in a harbour somewhere near a beach, or we might be at anchor and have gone ashore in the dinghy and landed on a beach nearby.  Like we did last night.  So here are some actual things I have found recently on a Greek beach….

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A beautiful sea urchin shell.

Sea urchin shells are very delicate, and it’s hard to find a whole one. Local people eat the insides!   We were once given sea urchins to eat as a free meze with a drink – not something I would recommend.  The inside is very salty and looks like snot…..

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A lonely pine cone.

This pine cone must have fallen off one of the trees behind the beach.

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Pretty flower

In the middle of the sandy sand, I came across a tiny daisy, surviving and growing all alone.

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Broken chair at the edge of the beach

That chair looks like it has been there for some time. It looks like a Greek taverna chair, which are the most uncomfortable things to sit on, ever.  Maybe a frustrated customer threw it out after getting a numb behind (polite UK word for bottom, posterior etc)

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Cinderella sandal

This poor red sandal was all alone.  How did it get there?  Who owns it?  Where is the other one?

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Stone and seaweed

FInally, a rather pretty shot of a stone with some seaweed attached to it.

Oh dear, that’s six things!  I always was a bit of a non-conformist.  Sorry, Suze!

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8 thoughts on “A walk along the beach….

  1. What do you mean it looks like snot? Sea urchins are a great delicacy, not only in Greece, but in other countries, like Japan and
    Chile. The pure taste of the sea… Oh,
    Georgie, you make me despair, sometimes 😆😂 As for the chair and slipper photos, they make me despair too- the things Greeks see fit to ‘lose’ on beaches. Or they just dump them overboard and they wash out on the beach… Oh well, it was a fun post anyway!!!!

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  2. Any interesting shell, possible ‘driftwood’ however small, sand, sand, sand 🙂 🙂 🙂 – that’s what I have, in the past, picked up and would always do – I just looooove the feeling of the (sea) sand running through my fingers, especially on those clean and yet unspoiled beaches (where are they?)

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