So when G, DIL, and Miss M visited us on the weekend and Miss M asked where the best beach for finding sand dollars was....we just had to head out to Carter's Beach. The last time John and I went to Carter's was last summer (I am asking myself as I type this why, why, why don't we go more often?). From our place, it's a little more than one hour on the "fast highway" to get there. I think it's one of those secrets kept from tourists...it's not on any map that I've seen. In order to find the beach originally, John and I actually had to stop at a tourist information centre and ask for directions.
Saturday was overcast, but quite warm and there were more people at the beach than we've ever seen there before. The road ends at the beach, and there is no parking lot, so parking might be a challenge if there's more than 10 cars. The beach had completely changed since last year, a result of the huge storm we had last summer. The dune from the photo on last year's post (3rd down) with our dog Mulligan doesn't exist any more. But the beach is still beautiful...and very, very long.A lovely long walk for finding sand dollars. Here is our crew (from left to right -- DIL, G, Miss M, John, and me):We had warned Miss M that we might not find any. Ha! That girl will go through life thinking that sand dollars are everywhere.
So, what exactly is a sand dollar anyway? Here's a link to a brief description and legend of the sand dollar.
Now we have our own jars of sand dollars (there were so many, I got to collect some too!) and don't need to outbid someone at an auction for a jar!