Seaside Exploring

We spent the day near the ocean yesterday.

It was a beautiful sunny day and perfect for exploring.

We met up with lots of family and had a picnic, watched the planes skywriting, checked out the fort, climbed on rocks, and went swimming.

You can't tell from this picture but there are 5 planes working together to make these messages! 
The kids used metal detectors to find "treasure" on the beach (bottle caps and an old flattened coin).

They caught crabs and snails, found some egg sacks and a quahog.  Ian used the net to catch some minnows and a hermit crab too.  It was a perfect day filled with all sorts of wonderful science discoveries.

looking for crabs and snails under the rocks 

They found a large one! 

Ian took a closer look 

trying to catch some fish with a net 

digging for treasure on the beach 

Evan was so excited to cut open this pod and see the seeds inside 

now that's a huge clam! (also known as a quahog) 
We're 90% certain all the reddish orange dots on this rock are crab eggs 

We went out to dinner at a nearby marina and the boys had a blast walking up and down all the gangways checking out all the boats while waiting for our food; seafood of course.  We had a beautiful view and enjoyed looking through the clear water to watch the crabs scuttling all around.

Dinner with a view 
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  1. What fun and learning combined! You really did a lot in one day!!! I love your post and all the pictures, too. Thanks for letting us follow along with your adventures at Together on Tuesdays :)

    1. I love those days when we can combine fun and learning the most; they don't even realize they're learning!

  2. What an amazing adventure you had and you have seen so many interesting creatures! A real fun learning! #twinklytuesdays

    1. I think that is always my boys' favorite part of visiting the ocean; all the interesting creatures we find.

  3. Wow, what a great day!!! I wish we lived close to the ocean! There's so much to explore and discover.

    1. There really is! We'll be heading back to this same park in a few weeks and I can not wait.


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