And we'd barely unpacked, when we bundled up and limped down to "our" beach, 102 wet, rickety steps down the cliff.
Before the rain chased us back up (102 again, going up. Ouch!), we met a few interesting crabs:
A tiny, "marbled" crab. He was hiding under that piece of sea lettuce until I pulled it away.
Laurie calls this a "Panda crab". It's probably a shore crab; their colour and pattern can be varied.About 1 cm. across the carapace.
This dark shore crab was tiny; compare to the small barnacles. Look closely; one of the legs is a transparent gold, probably a replacement.
There are two crabs here. Can you see them?
And as we hurried back, to get the cameras out of the rain, the sun came out again, and gave us this rainbow:
The pot of gold is at Oyster Bay.
We felt thoroughly welcomed.