Rock Climbing and Hermit Crab Hunting

September 20, 2013

Hopping Rocks on the Jetty Collage 1
Each day not too long after we would settle into our comfy beach chairs, Sarah would start asking Pat to go walk the Jetty.
I am not sure my pictures really show how challenging these rocks can be, but they are not easy to maneuver.
Most people get about halfway and then they turn around and head back in...but not our Sarah.
She was going all the way out to the very end where they have the tower.
Pat was behind her every step of the way as I sat on the beach watching with baited breath.
At high tide the rocks were almost complete submerged under water, but at low tide, you can see that with one slip of the foot, it would be a pretty big fall. She is such a daredevil and she did not let that cast on her arm hold her back at all. At certain points along the way you have to get on your hands and knees and almost crawl to the next rock.
For a minute I thought about following with my camera and then I had visions of me and the camera taking a tumble, so I stayed put with my feet firmly planted in the sand with Reags:)
Hunting Hermit Crabs Collage 1
Hunting Hermit Crabs Collage 2
When the girls were not boogie boarding or climbing rocks, they were hunting for hermit crabs.
As the tide goes out, the little crabs hang out around all of these boulders.
The girls took their shovels and pails and started collecting them with a little help from Pat.
Each time they would find one, a big smile would instantly appear as if they stuck gold.
It is the simple things that makes them so happy!!!
At the end of every day, we would take the bucket and set them free.
Thank goodness we did not come home with any.
They are fun to find on the beach, but I am not sure I want them in the house:)

For the most part I have made my way through the beach photos I wanted to share.
I will not torture you all with any more and we will move on to other things happening around here.
Just wanted to make sure I documented our trip and all of our fun days exploring the beaches of Cape Cod.

~Have a wonderful weekend everyone~



16 comments:

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

These are beautiful (not feeling tortured at all)!! I miss The Cape!! I remember exploring the tide pools when the tide would go out and seeing all of the hermit crabs! Those jetties are tough!! Gorgeous shots!

Tiffany said...

What fun! Look at Sarah go with that cast, she and Kendall might get along:) Have a great weekend!

Tiffany

PS: be glad no crabs came home...we just said final farewells to ours:)

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I love these shots. It is hard to believe that the tide covers these rocks. Fascinating. These are amazing. I feel like I am right there with you.

lea
xo

PS. I love Sarah's stance in that last shot in her cute bathing suit. So sweet.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I love these shots. It is hard to believe that the tide covers these rocks. Fascinating. These are amazing. I feel like I am right there with you.

lea
xo

PS. I love Sarah's stance in that last shot in her cute bathing suit. So sweet.

tiarastantrums said...

oh so much fun! my kids love to collect those crabs as well - we were digging for those little buggers once in Costa Rica and accidentally chopped one's arm off - my girls were devastated! They still remember it!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Look at all that fun!

The Miller family said...

it looked like such an amazing trip...we have yet to be there with our kiddos but we talked about it for next year. We previously were near Martha's vineyard area and Woods hole. Any recommendations on where to go ?

I just love looking at your pictures! What a beautiful family you have!

Pieni Lintu said...

These are so beautiful!!! Have a great weekend! <3

Mimi said...

Oh Lisa, these are the most wonderful photos! Definitely not tortured looking at them. Envious maybe!
Looks like you had such a good holiday, those beaches are amazing! Are they that empty or do you edit out the other people?

Martha Berry said...

Love the beach photos. I want to go....

Heather H. said...

Hi Lisa! Sorry I haven't written in so long. Crazy busy here, but I know you know all about that! I just wanted to say hi and that I love your photos. It looks like you had a fabulous family vacation. You really make me want to be there. :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The Miller Family,

We stay in the Dennis Area..... it is considered MidCape. We love it there!!!

Mimi,

When the tide goes all the way out, there is lots of beach space for everyone to spread out. There were a lot of people, you can see some tiny dots(people) in the background of a few of these. At high tide, it looks like we are sardines on the beach:)) Hope all is well in Ireland!!! xoxo

Kelly said...

Lovely series on your beautiful family.

...melody... said...

What lovely shots! It is fabulous how Sarah did not let her cast hold her back. :)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Glad the girls had so much fun!

Tara said...

With little ones on the beach there's not much time for sitting! :) So nice to see daddy in the pictures. Looks like the perfect family vacation!