Amy was walking along the beach several days ago when she spotted a coin. Reaching down to pick it up she was hoping to find a collectible silver or gold piece, maybe even pirate booty. But it was only a quarter.
However, she did come across several natural objects worth picking up and photographing. Below is the sea horse she discovered washed up at the high tide line. Once in a while I'll notice sea horses swimming near the docks in Silver Lake Harbor, but I can't remember ever finding one on the beach.
She also gathered a number of colorful crab shells. These are common on our beach, but noticeable because of their patterns and hues.
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Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoker, Kelly O'Neal, and the 1951 revolution in Siam (Thailand). You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012910.htm