Visited Durgan Beach and Grebe Beach, then Trebah Garden – which includes Trebah Beach – on the east shores of the Helford River.
1 king scallop (Pecten maximus) shell pair, which were found attached, but became unattached when the remanants of their previous occupant were removed. Apart from needing emptying and cleaning, it’s a perfect pair, inside and out – no holes or keel worm deposits. Grebe Beach.
1 rayed artemis (Dosinia exoleta) shell pair, attached. Trebah Beach.
3 common periwinkles (Littorina littorea). Grebe and Durgan beaches.
5 netted dog whelks (Tritia reticulata). Grebe and Durgan beaches.
21 flat periwinkles (Littorina obtustata). Beautiful range of colours! Mostly from Durgan Beach.
1 spotted cowrie (Trivia monacha). Durgan Beach.
2 grooved top shells (Jujubinus striatus). Durgan Beach.
4 grey top shells (Gibbula cineraria). Grebe and Durgan beaches.
3 flat top shells (Gibbula umbilicaulis). Grebe and Durgan beaches.
1 thick top shell (Phorcus lineatus). Durgan Beach.
11 turban top shells (Gibbula magus). Trebah Beach.
2 weathered scallop fragments. Trebah Beach.
17 pieces of sea glass, collected from all three beaches.
5 pieces of ceramic… the small one could be melamine though. One is stoneware, and the other three are… white – porcelain/china/clay? Also from all three beaches. I mentioned before not finding any so far between Penzance and Marazion, and the two with detailled decorations are the first ‘good’ (imo) sea pottery pieces I’ve found since I started beachcombing in Cornwall.
Caught up! Yay. Except there isn’t an end to beach excursions and hauls. But from now on they’ll only be weekly.
Trebah’s a lovely garden, great for gunneras and hydrangeas, but until I’ve caught up with transferring photos to Tumblr, I don’t want to write any more long posts – as it is I’m having to update the urls of existing entries.