Mendocino has been a blissful environment, yet tomorrow we leave. Yesterday, I put some of my beachcombing shells back in the water.
In addition to packing, we spent our last day beachcombing on one of the best beaches yet, the Mendocino Headlands. I found a lot of abalone pieces, but left them in place for the next person.
This final beach had the biggest, strangest tide pools, including several giant chitons.
Giant chitons curl up when you pick them up.
Under water they stretch out.
Sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs….
It was a wonderful afternoon.
Jonathan appeared as a ghost.
Amazing that we had never been to this beach before. It was a great end to this visit of exploration. We’re on to Barcelona on Friday.