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One afternoon, Jude and Zac and I went for a walk down the beach, while Sebastian (who had a sore leg) and James stayed behind. Jude and Zac wanted to climb sandhills, and while they did, I got distracted with finding shells and rocks and other cool things on the beach. Rather than bring them all home with me (I love these beautiful fragments), I took photos, so I figured I can share them with you.Adelaide etc 96

I love these fragments of shell which have been broken and worn away to become something else – a smooth, sculpture of glowing shell.

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I love a rock and the way the sea twists them into odd and beautiful shapes.Adelaide etc 106

A sponge!

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And here is me – not quite as delicate as the random fragments of shell I found on the beach.

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More broken shells. Sometimes I think the broken shells are more beautiful than whole shells – the broken ones have endures, have faced the sea and have shaped themselves into something new and unique.Adelaide etc 117 Adelaide etc 119

Another weird spongey thing.

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One of my boys has been this way.

Adelaide etc 121While some think seaweed on beaches is unattractive, it is a reminder of the life in the ocean, and often filled with interesting things. Not to mention the seaweek itself – we saw an amazing range of colours and shapes during our time at Vivonne Bay.

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And a small boy! They were all over – fortunately whole, and not in fragments….

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