Beach combing is always something I have loved.
Its really relaxing, walking along and focussing upon the sand. Letting your eyes select appropriate drift wood, pebbles or shells you selection and collection.
This weekend, I thought therefore that I was totally prepared and equipped when taking my grand daughter beach combing.
We had the obligatory bag to collect the shells in, Wellington boots, lots of layers, rain proof jackets and sunglasses – you never know when it might, rain, or the sun might shine!
As we got ready to leave, my three year old granddaughter surprised me. She had brought along her toy drill and announced quite seriously…
“Why can’t we drill for shells Grandma?”
I must admit I didn’t have an answer, other than good idea, lets give it a go.
So off we went and I soon, watching Mia comb the beach, realised what she was doing, she now due to regular attendance on the beach, considered the shells on the top, easy prey, and instead was drilling she announced for
“The ones I cant see”
I loved this idea!
Next time we visit the beach, we have decided to take a spade along. That way when Mia drills down (all of 2 inches) if she hits something like a shell or pebble hidden under the sand, we are going to dig down and discover what she has found!