Pictures from a November walk at Studland

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Seashell picture: Manilla Clam with graphic black zig-zag markings, on rain-pocked sand, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast, 27 November 2009 (1) 

This is a series of pictures showing some of the things I noticed as I walked along Knoll Beach at Studland late on a cold, wet, dull, afternoon at the end of November. The beach was virtually deserted although the many footprints showed that it had been a busy afternoon despite the wintry weather and overcast skies. There were a fresh assortment of natural ‘treasures’ to be found on the wet, rain-pocked, surf-washed, sand. These included empty Chequered Carpet shells with graphic black markings; live clusters of Slipper Limpets; an occupied Common Mussel with a Sea Belt holdfast attached; pieces of pale green and dark brown beach glass;  and red, orange and brown seaweeds decorating the strandline.

Seaweed picture: Red, orange and brown seaweeds washed up on the sand at Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast, 27 November 2009 (2) 

Beach picture: View of the virtually deserted sandy Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast, late afternoon with overcast skies and grey clouds after rain on 27 November 2009 (3) 

Sea glass picture: Pale green sea glass on rain-pocked sand at Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast, 27 November 2009 (4) 

Seaweed picture: Brown seaweed washed up on the wet sand at Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast, 27 November 2009 (5)  

Seashells picture: A cluster of living Slipper Limpets found on Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast - 27 November 2009 (6) 

Seaglass image: Brown sea glass found on Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast - 27 November 2009 (6) 

Seaweed picture: Sea Belt brown seaweed attached to a living Common Mussel on wet sand at Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast - 27 November 2009 (8) 

Mussel shell picture: A living Common Mussel with the holdfast of a Sea Belt seaweed attached to the shell, washed ashore at Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast, 27 November 2009 (9) 

Strandline picture: Seaweed and shells on the new wet sandy strandline at Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast - 27 November 2009 (10) 

Revision of a post first published 12 January 2010

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3 Replies to “Pictures from a November walk at Studland”

  1. Jessica, sometimes I think that the world can be divided into two types of people: those who go to the beach and look at the waves and the sea, and those who keep their eyes on the sand beneath their feet. You and I seem to fall into the latter category. I wonder why people are one way or the other.

    Your images are beautiful. I love that sea glass. And I wonder if those slipper limpets are similar to the ones found here in Nova Scotia. Will have to look that up.

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