|Making a run for it|
Even the oystercatchers were racing the waves with us, although they eventually saw sense and moved up to the top of the cliff.
The rock pipits couldn't care less and hopped from rock to rock on the beach.
She was very excited to find it and was determined to bring it home with her. She said it'll make an awesome show and tell at school ... when the teacher asks what she did over half term she can whip that out of her school bag! We'll have to try and work out what it came from when we get home.
Lahinch is in the Burren, so the beach has an area of typical Burren limestone pavement on it, making it great for rock pooling. We found all sorts of great things including anemones, mermaid's purses and a hermit crab in a periwinkle shell.
|Beadlet anemone, showing the ring of blue beads just below the tentacles|
|Mermaid's purses - the egg cases of small-spotted catsharks|
|Hermit crab living in a periwinkle shell|
|He eventually came out of his shell|
We weren't alone on the beach as there were lots of little turnstones all around us. They're so well camouflaged that you could easily miss them though.
|Curlew and a gull|