Thanks to the continued generosity of friends, we are once again enjoying time at one of our favorite beaches! This is the first time I've ever been at the beach in the fall, and I like it! The weather is perfect: not too hot for being outside, not too cold for being in the water!
We've been riding bikes, playing on the playgrounds, swimming in the pool, exploring the beach, hiking trails, lounging around, and enjoying the company of friends!
A highlight of a recent trek on the beach was finding this:
Yes, it's an OCTOPUS! We have never seen a real octopus, so this was very exciting!
We were fascinated by the suction cups thingies (yes, I am aware that is not the scientific name for them) on its under side.
Another family on the beach actually inadvertently caught the octopus. The dad of the family found a PVC pipe floating in the ocean. When he picked it up, he noticed the octopus inside. He brought it to shore to show his family, and we walked over to investigate (be nosy).
This picture shows one of the daughters with the octopus. It gives you an idea of the size of the octopus...on the small side, but still very fascinating.
When we returned to our lodging, we read a book about sea life and drew pictures of an Octopus. Here is our daughters rendition: