In the end we found the jagged cliff face to be impassable for all of our little legs, but we found some creatures hidden in tide pools among these giant rocks, anemones, snails, urchins, and lots and lots of black rock crabs. We also found a little alcove with some black sand, perfect for a sand war.
|Sand wars always start like this, all fun and games,|
|and end like this.|
|Once the joy and excitement of our exploring adventure wore|
off, someone had a hard time with the walking. Such a
beautiful places for a meltdown.
On our way back we found an estuary to play in. These areas where fresh water flows into the salt water quickly became a sought after oasis. The Pacific in this area is incredibly warm. To the point that it doesn't feel refreshing. The rivers, on the other hand, are cool and invigorating, and, my personal favorite, not salty. Maggie and Max had fun jumping over the river, a little group of islands called Los Tres Hermanas can be seen in the background.
|There was a great little pool where the river met the beach |
that we took full advantage of.
|Today's school lesson, buoyancy.|
|Only Aaron was able to help Tessa move on from meltdown.|
He is magical. Meanwhile the others loved tromping through
the pools at the edge of the beach and the rocks where the
sea water had been heated to bathtub temperature.
Max, "Today wasn't very interesting. We packed up and drove to a natural reserve. We payed $12 for parking and went to a beach. We went along the beach and found a stream. The current was fast, but it was cool so we cooled off. After that we climbed some huge rocks and threw sand at each other. Then we couldn't find a waterfall so we went to a different beach."