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Bob Creek, Oregon Coast

Green Anemones
Green Anemones

We were driving back to Tillicum Campground from Rock Creek Campground around noon yesterday.

Sea Star and Green Anemones

Even though we were hungry for lunch, it was low tide.

Anemone Eating Some Kelp
Anemone Eating Some Kelp

Bob Creek was too enticing to pass up.

Don at Bob Creek
Don at Bob Creek

Almost Missed It

I like it when I notice something so tiny that I almost missed it.  It makes me realize I need to slow down to really enjoy all of God’s creations.

My “content advisor” pointed this out to me.  I was too short to get the pic so he took it.  What a beautiful homemaker that spider is!

Spider Cocoon
Spider Cocoon

The beach must be alive at night!  Look at all these tiny footprints.  They just look like dots but they are in a pattern.  I’m thinking tiny crabs made them?  Makes me want to go out after dark to see what goes on out there!

Tiny Crab Tracks on the Sand
Tiny Crab Tracks on the Sand

Don’t you wish they could implant the gene that regrows body parts?  This sea star is just starting to regrow his arm.

New Sea Star Arm
New Sea Star Arm

I was walking on the beach this morning and met a young mother with her 4-year-old daughter.  They were looking for sand dollars but only found fragments.  So I started looking for things she could show her daughter.  I found a starfish and called their attention to it.  The one I showed them had all 5 arms.  The child asked her mom “Where is the head?”  The mom explained it really doesn’t have a head, that those are all arms.  After a while the daughter asked “But which one is the head?”  Mom, remembering the Sponge Bob Square Pants cartoon, relented and pointed and said, “that one”.    hahaha   You not only have to pick your battles, you have to pick your teaching moments.

Fun on Tillicum Beach
Fun on Tillicum Beach

Overnight temps are mid to upper 50’s and daytime temps are mid to upper 70’s.  Lovin’ the sunshine on the Oregon Coast!

Pelicans at Sunset
Pelicans at Sunset