Spring Break at the Beach, WOOOOO!

Not quite the same here as elsewhere, but we did have an amazing trip to the beach last week. We stopped on the way home from having supper, and found that the recent warm temperatures had left the tide line littered with huge chunks of ice. It was amazing! They were white on the edges, blue in the middle, and the craziest shapes. Of course, I took pictures for all of you. Don’t you feel special? I hope you brought a coat, and maybe a hat if you’re a warm-weather person. It’s a bit chilly!

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^That’s me and the boys checking out one that looked like a huge molar. Rawr.

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^Yay ice!

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^The one in the back was fun; it had a hole in the middle, and big waves went right through it. And the one in front there looked like a huge, dismembered foot, which is always amusing.

The ice monsters weren’t the only interesting things we discovered. We found a spot where the beach was built up high with sand on top of ice, and all of that was undercut by the water flowing down from where snow was thawing higher up, forming a tunnel. Simon is demonstrating for you the stability of this structure. Wheeee!

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Also, and this is probably only interesting if you’re a minor geology dork like I am*, the waves had washed away parts of the beach to reveal layers of sand and ice all over the place, just like the layers of sedimentary rock they use to date, like, old stuff. And stuff.

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And yes, there’s Jack. He did a LOT of photobombing on this trip. Also, a lot of acting like a giant goofball. See also:

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I just… there aren’t words for this. I guess he doesn’t look sad in this picture, so that’s a good thing. *sigh*

That’s it, that’s all I’ve got for you good people today. Hope you had fun! Now, who wants some hot chocolate?

*as in, I find it fascinating, but am not an expert. My level of expertise is minor; my dorkiness is not. That’s actually… well, pretty massive.

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About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with a Mountie, two kids who take turns playing Jeckyll and Hyde, two cats, an intentional boxer and an accidental chihuahua. She's the author of the bestselling Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy). www.katesparkes.com View all posts by Kate Sparkes

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