The weather forecast called for rain on Sunday, so we decided to take advantage of the lovely Saturday weather and go to the ocean. 30 minutes outside of Dartmouth is Conrads Beach. There were very few people at the beach and the weather was delightful. Join us on our trip.

Map to Conrads Beach
Map to Conrads Beach

Almost at the end of our strole at the beach I found this huge rock heart and carried it home in my backpack. It turned out that it weighs 5 lbs (2.5 kg) and is about 9 inches wide and 8 inches tall.

kite surfing practice
kite surfing practice

The first thing we saw after parking the car was this huge kite in the sky over the beach. It turns out a man was practicing  his kite surfing technique.

the beach
the beach

The beach is a very flat and has a low grade which gives a wide area to walk on at low tide. The man and his dog seem to literally have a ball.

seaweed
seaweed

Amazing the different varieties of seaweed that had washed ashore and at some places were really thick. In the rocky part of the beach walking over the seaweed felt like walking on a materess, but a  really stinky one.

rocks
rocks

I don’t know what it is with rocks, but I am attracted to them. Maybe it is my Swiss heritage. I loved climbing over them and looking for different shaped ones. The 4 rocks at the top right of the picture are granite ovals. The smaller the shapes the smoother they were.

dunes
dunes

The dunes at the edge of the beach are held in place by seagrass and  hide all kinds of stuff that must have washed ashore during storms and high tides.

saltmarsh
salt marsh

Behind the dunes started the salt marsh an area where the water flowing towards the ocean gets mixed with the salty seawater.


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