Walking on the beach in winter is a different experience than in the summer. In the summer, they drag and clean the beach daily. In the winter, the gull's natural "raw bar" leaves fascinating shells all over. And then there are the remains of fishing and items such as lobster traps washed ashore.
The lobster traps are usually beaten up as they have been turning about on the bottom. They have hung up on rocks and pounded in the surf. They are a mess of vinyl-coated mal-formed and bent wire by the time they come ashore.
In this case, someone dragged the trap up to the dunes. The wind has started showing patterns in the sand as the dune grass bends. Even without snow, this is winter on the beach, and it is fascinating to see. We will join in the cleanups come spring.
Lobster Trap On Wintry Beach
Lobster Trap On Wintry BeachA lobster trap washed up on East Matunuck State Beach and then placed by the dunes. Footprints pass through the dunes and windswept patterns form in the sand.
A lobster trap washed up on East Matunuck State Beach and then placed by the dunes. Footprints pass through the dunes and windswept patterns form in the sand.
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