A recent vacation to the Isle Of Palms, South Carolina included the sighting of sea creatures large and small. This tiny crab greeted us the first morning at daybreak as the camera made its first trip to the shore. Starfish were washing up in the surf by the hundreds. We were busy on the rescue mission, sending them back from whence they came. Offspring of offspring Chickenpoet, MA holds one for a portrait before returning it to the ocean waters. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Chickenpoet) MA again inspecting a found shell with seaweed attached. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Chickenpoet) The population density, or lack thereof, of the beach was amazing. Sea creatures Chickenpoet with offspring MA and GA look for starfish, crabs or anyone else in need of saving while LTB shows the Fairegardener a shell he found. (Photo courtesy of Semi) Fishing is part of the beach vacation tradition. Offspring Gardoctor is the master fisherman, catching two at one time. A policy of catch and release is followed. (Photo courtesy of Semi) The Financier also enjoys trying to outwit the fish. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Chickenpoet) This little stingray was caught and released by The Financier, very gingerly. (Photo courtesy of Semi) The game of baseball is a common theme amongst the offspring and their offspring. GA winds up to burn it into the waiting mitt of Gardoctor. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Chickenpoet) A very famous sea creature was spotted as the male Fairegarden clan members enjoyed a night out at the local Charleston Waterdogs baseball game. Yes, Spongebob Squarepants was in attendence, much to the delight of LTB. (Photo Courtesy of Mr. Semi) On the final night of rest and recreation a surprise birthday cake was presented to the soon to be entering another decade Gardoctor. As he did when presented with an iced cake upon turning three, he dug in face first, with gusto. (Photo courtesy of Semi on the timer just as the sun was setting) From left: LTB doing his Elvis impersonation, Mr. Semi, Semi, Frances behind MA doing his group photo cutup face, Gardoctor, Mr. Chickenpoet behind Ms. Chickenpoet, GA with icing on his shoulder doing his turtle face and The Financier. Sister of The Financier, Lynn had already left for a long drive home. Missing in action were Mr. and Mrs. Brokenbeat, who had to tend to the selling of ice cream at The Hop in Asheville, North Carolina.
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