The sea was offering up all sorts of treasures for us. This was a tad unusual as this is not always a good shell beach.
There was evidence that at least some children had been around.
And this nice woman was pleased to show off the beach-ready wheel chair she was trying out for the first time. These chairs can be rented from www.BeachPowerRentals.com and what a joy this one was bringing to this lovely lady.
By Friday afternoon a few more people decided the beach was safe; and by Sat. we had a much more normal population.
The birds were there but not as numerous as in times past.
The only possible clues that all was not well were the dozen or so dead fish that had washed up at various points.
On Sunday we had to head home. We left our beloved beaches with a fervent wish for:
And with the knowledge that if this was" the last time" we would get to play on these beaches in their pristine state, at least we had done it with conscious awareness and love.