Tuesday, July 3, 2012

English Seashore

On mom's last trip across the pond to Holland, she also stopped in to visit Milo and Alfie's mum in southwestern England.  Naturally, she had to have the Flat Cat gang come along!  The Flats met up with Flat Milo and Alfie at the seashore, at Budleigh Salterton.

 While the Flats were having a nip coffee and some cool spring water, mom went in search of animal friends for me.  Flats don't like to get their furs wet as much as us real cats, so they stayed away from the water!

 Mom seems to be resting in this picture.  I hope she gets up soon to look for animal friends!

 Ok, there goes mom, camera in hand!  Amazing, the pebbles on this beach are upwards of 245 million years old!  You are not allowed to take the stones as they are part of a World Heritage Site and the Jurassic Coast.

 Then mom found something washed up on the shore.  It looks like some kind of a Cuttlefish.  The Cuttlefish has a cuttlebone which is porous and provides buoyancy.  This cuttlebone is unique to Cuttlefish and distinguishes them from their squid relatives.  
Did you throw him back in the ocean, mom?

 Mom then looked to her left and saw a black Sea Monster coming out of the water!

 That's not a Sea Monster, mom!  That is a black dog having fun with his owner!

This area is called Otter Estuary, and there were more dogs playing in the water here too!  Mom thought it was very beautiful here and thanked me for sending her on a Big World Assignment to England!

Ok, mom, what's next at this pretty English seashore?

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Those are pretty pictures. The Cuttle fish is very interesting.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Awesome pics. We loved meeting you! xx

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

Our question is HOW COME SHE DIDN'T COME AND VISIT US?????????

Rebecca Mecomber said...

*sighhh* beautiful. Can i come next time?? :)

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

What a beautiful place! You certainly give your mom some pretty awesome assignments.

roughseasinthemed said...

My stupid reader thing on wordpress is not working - or at least it manages to delay posting blogger updates - so missed this.

Your mom is in/or was in Europe???? Wow!

Why isn't she coming to find gibraltar monkeys?

They would be your friends, and everyone who has food. (But NOT allowed to feed them).

Anyway, lovely photos.