We love beachcombing and these were the little treasures we collected
on our recent holiday in Robin Hood's Bay - seashells, stones, a small
piece of drift wood, a broken tile, a fossil. The seashells, particularly
the ones in the first photo, were plentiful and easily found. The stones
were chosen for the colours and shapes. The small white stone (lower
left in the photo) reminded us of Bonting, Alfie's pet stone in the Shirley
Hughes story. I think the bigger, yellow stone is a meteorite. My husband
found the fossil further along the beach near the cliffs. It does look
like a fossil, although exactly what it is we don't know. I'm none the
wiser about the shells either which has made me want to have a
good seashell identification book because I'd love for us to learn more.
That will be something to look out for the next time I'm in a charity or
second hand bookshop, or even in car boot sales.
I've cleaned all our beach finds and I'm planning to store them in a
tin labelled with the date and beach where we found them. Previously we've just kept whatever beach things we've brought back from the seaside in plastic bags and forgot all about them as soon as we got
home. Mrs.Tiggywinkle has inspired me to look after them better.
They are part of our holiday memories and we really should keep them well. I hope we'll have many more tins full of beach treasures
after this first one.