Once the initial excitement of paddling in the sea had worn off, and the weather had turned a bit cooler, we set about collecting shells on the beach.
Much to hubby’s dismay, we had collected buckets full of them the year before, and despite his resistance at having them in his car, we managed to sneak a bag or two home. We have been using them recently for some of our activities and Rachel had been able to make use of them at school for a school project, so i was keen to collect some more this year.
We found that West Wittering Beach was a great place to collect them – they were easier to spot in the sand, than on the shingle of the Selsey beach by the bungalow.
But there were plenty to find on our beach too, you just had to look harder!
Jack was very defeatist and kept saying he couldn’t find any, so I had to help him a lot and point him in the right direction. Rachel was much better.
Over the week, we managed to collect a good couple of small buckets full.
We also found a few other exciting bits and bobs, like a crab claw, a crab shell, mussel shells, seaweed and some crazy rocks.
And great news, I managed to sneak them back in Daddy’s new car!
Now we need to find uses for them.