Mitchelville Beach Walk, March 26, 2016


Oysters and muscles nestled in the Spartina Grass.

I hope y’all had a wonderful Easter. I spent the day waiting for the rain to stop. And it didn’t. On the upside, I spent a delightful evening with a friend and her three granddaughters “playing beach collection.” It was like a beach program, but with my living room floor filling in for the part of the beach. I hope I didn’t bore them too terribly, but they seemed happy when they left with their bags of goodies.

My first full day on the island (Friday) was spent doing glorious things like washing the pollen off my car, grocery shopping, and getting my outdoor spaces into shape. Needless to say, come Saturday I was ready for some serious beach time, and of course, that first beach visit was going to be Mitchelville. Fortunately the rain cooperated and I was able to go out that afternoon shortly before the low tide.

The beach was fairly deserted, I guess the spring breakers only go to the beach if the sun is shining. Bothers me not for exploring, so long as it is neither rainy nor too cold. I found a few interesting things, but then again, I usually do. That’s one of the reasons I love this island so much

Cannonballs, and to a lesser extent Moon Jellies, are commonly found stranded on our beaches. These jellies are fairly harmless, with the Moon Jelly having relatively mild sting for those who are sensitive. The Sea Nettle on the other hand, can deliver severe blistering stings, even when dead.

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