A Post from the Past 
There was very stormy weather both before and during this particular visit, causing rough seas – the waves boiling like a cauldron and generating much sea foam. This accumulated on the edge of the sea. As the tide retreated leaving a thin film of water over the vast expanses of sand, the wind drove the foam across the beach forming lacy patterns. Freshwater run-off from streams carved intricate patterns in the sand.
The high tide after the storm deposited a solitary nursehound or larger spotted dogfish, numerous large otter shells, and the occasional sea gooseberry on the sand.