Traeth Linau LLanddwyn/Llanddwyn Shore Lines 4-6-13 spider crab tango

Date of visit:  4th June 2013 9.50am

Tides : High tide – 07.05 (4.4m)

      Low tide – 14.00 (1.4m)

Weather: Beautiful hot day, highwind cloud, delicate offshore breeze by the time we were leaving

Observations: Good shells – pelicanfoot, jellyfish rescue, all 4 ringed plover eggs seen on the welly walk have hatched and out scuttling with mum and dad, green tiger beetle, common blue butterfly, sand eel, dab, sticklebacks, gobys, lots more burnet rose, dock beetle, swallows squabbling and seals basking on Ynys y Cranc.

IMG_7807Blistering day, still many crabs. Found a pair of live spider crabs wrestling or dancing the tango in the low water shallows and another couple stranded in rockpools along with a furry sea potato.

Excitingly, I found the tail of the ray, it’s almost entirely covered in tiny hooked thorns as well as a spinal ridge and a few magnificient buckler thorns.

A few feet away, were this beautiful pair of objects. Despite one being natural and one man-made, they echo a  similar form and texture, both possibly as a result of a boring sponge.

I picked up a fragment of a marine workers glove and used the weathered edge of it as the focus for my piece of jewellery of the day.
It has taken on a windblown form and sits against the body like a shirt ruffle.

Ruffle Pendant

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