Wednesday, 4 March 2009

A Walk On The Beach

After spending all morning packing boxes for our move on Friday, we went to Malia to get somethings my husband needed for the house. We took our little dog Lucky with us, as we like to take her for a walk on the beach. She hates the water but loves the sand. Thought you might like to share some of the things that we saw there.

The rocks here are very jagged and sharp. Just look how they are formed.

There are small ridges. I think it was caused by volcanic action many millions of years ago.

A strange feature out in the water.

This looks like a fossilised tree root.

A rock pool. There is lots of life in there and some pretty colours too.

There are a lot of round holes in the rocks. I think this was formed by molten lava.

Pretty flowers blooming away to themselves.

Its well seen that the sun has been shining for the last few days

Everything is bursting out.

I know this one, it is a century agave, it is about 30 to 36 inches high. They supposedly live for about a hundred years then flower and die. The flower spike rises over 10ft in the air. There was a lot of small plantlets around the base of this plant as they send up offsets.

When they are fully mature they are really wide. On the leaves there are sharp spikes so beware. Well we enjoyed our walk and thank you for coming along with us.

Don't forget you can click on the pictures to get a full sized version so you can see the detail more clearly.

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