It's a bit windy at the beach today. I passed a flock of seagulls and sandpipers. They're all facing northwest, out to sea and into the wind.

April 5th, 2014, 6pm

When the tide comes in, the smaller sandpipers move with it, running in unison away from the waves. As the water retreats, they all rush back, a cloud of tiny birds on toothpick legs. They glide across the sand. When I get closer, they all chirp together. It’s a chorus of one thousand tiny peeps and twits. There are a lot of crab shells out today. Many are small and tossed across the wet sand. There are also a lot of jellyfish chunks. They’re clear and round and hiding in the foam. I don’t want to step on these.

David Wade and Christine said thanks.

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Erin Richey

Information choreographer. User experience designer.

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