Today Was a Good Day In the Surf Zone

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, “Today Was a Good Day”.

As suggested, I’m displaying a gallery with Mesh. I decided to pick a few photos from my last walk on the beach. They pretty much tell the story of a good day for me, even ending up with a new alga to identify. The images appear in the order I took them, starting with the featured image, up at the top of the post, which I took while waiting for low tide in the early morning light.


    1. Glad you like it. I hadn’t realized how much birds like gulls and shorebirds love to hang out on that wet sand we call the swash zone, or the mirror.

  1. As far as that Alga is concerned, I’ve seen something similar (could be the same species) on jetties all along the Oregon coast. Perhaps it is more common in lower energy sites? It is some pretty stuff, to say the least.

    1. Yes, you may be right. This site was actually a bit sheltered by a small point that took the brunt of the surf. I still don’t know what it is, but I’ll keep on it. Thanks for the tip; it may help with an eventual ID.

      1. I’ve been doing some reading and I’m thinking that the alga might be Fauchea laciniata. What do you think?

  2. Here’s a rock pool quote I left somewhere else… it’s so fitting for here! Great post!!

    “Aaah, the rock pools! If only we’d pause more often at the rock pools of life… we’d come away much more enriched… every time!!”

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