The first thing I noticed when I wandered onto Dover Beach the other day were the holes in the sand. Ok, that’s a lie. The actual first thing was the clear blue sea, then the sandy white beach. But the holes in the sand immediately caught my eye. They reminded me of crab holes in the Nzema beaches and I was really tempted to grab a stick and start digging for them. But then I thought, what if these are turtle holes? This is where the endangered turtles come to lay their eggs afterall.
However, while resting on the rocks I begun to see crabs of all sizes scuttling around me. Each time I tried to get closer they would scuttle away. So, I watched them fight each other and continue to scuttle around for a good hour…at least!
Sitting there observing the crabs brought into focus the shells that were embedded in the rocks…as well as these creatures. My college marine biology professor would be so disappointed with me.
Returning home I saw a tourist fishing. Let me finish. He was standing at the shore casting his reel into the waves. How bizarre. So I asked him if that technique works. I was told he had seen others do it the week before. He showed me his bait. It was one of those rock animals. Hmmm, I don’t think the fish will bite…even if they do come to shore!
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