Today I'm sharing
If you've never been there, the exact location from which these were taken is sort of hard to describe, however I think it's important for posterity's sake that I do so. One or two good storms and this landscape will change
To start off, I was not facing east looking out towards the bay; I was sort of facing southwest, on the backside of the main beach down near the bird's nest stand.
Let me see if I can illustrate it for you:
The photos were taken from that curvy bit of beach closest to the "More Water" section of the
Since I had so much fun with that drawing, I decided to enhance it a little more; so I added some color and a few other
Here we have a prime example of how less is truly more, because this "enhanced" diagram is so confusing I'm not sure whether I'm looking at a map of Bethel Beach or the Internal Revenue code.
Either way, these photos were taken from the red dot above.
In other words, facing south/southwest.
I love the curves and the bends along the shoreline, and the swirls in the sand.
Now, to offset Chesapeake Bay Woman's childish words and artwork, she offers the following interesting information from the Bethel Beach Natural Area site (click here to read more):
"...On the back portions of the beach, in the overwash zone where high water tends to drain away from the bay and into the inlet behind the spit (illustrated in CBW's primitive diagram above) a rare plant , called sea-beach knotweed (Polygonum glaucum) can be found. An annual, sea-beach knotweed has a blue-green coloration with a whitish waxy coating. It tends to sprawl along the ground with upturned branches and has narrow fleshy leaves."
Also,"a globally rare coastal insect, rare colonial and marsh nesting birds, and a rare beach plant are protected on the site."
Colonial nesting birds? (I'd heard about the insect.)
Deltaville Jamie? If you're reading today, perhaps you can fill us in on these birds who have been nesting since colonial times. Or is it that they nest in colonies? Actually the link above answers this question, but Jamie's answer would be way more fun to read.
Thanks, as always, for visiting.