One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Labor Day 2021 Beach Report
A beautiful "false fall" day for Labor Day. Temperatures were in the high 70s trending to low 80s, with inconsequential humidity, and a decent southern breeze. We got a little bit of an early start, and managed to catch to low tide. While not totally deserted, I was a bit surprised by the lack of visitors on such a great day that was also an official holiday.
I, almost literally, stumbled on the first adult Black Swallowtail I've seen this year, although we had a caterpillar in our Parsley at home. The blue on the hind wings identifies this as a female. One of our more beautiful butterflies.
A side view showing the classic color pattern.
The low tide let us get all the way up to the big falls on Matoaka.
A decent day for teeth, 22 shark's teeth and four drum's teeth, though none of the shark's teeth were really exceptional. I did take a photo of a nice "contorta" Tiger Shark tooth.
It was warm enough out that Skye demanded her traditional dip in the stream at the Calvert Beach/ Matoaka border.