The tourists have thinned out a little. Not much, but if we go to the beach early, it isn't crowded.
Our beach has changed a lot during the past ten years. Here we're standing on the beach looking back toward the shore. This beach used to be a sandbar that was unaccessible at high tide. Now it's connected all the time, with several large tidal pools at low tide as seen below.
Where once the river flowed between the sandbar and the beach and back to the sea, has now become the tidal pools. This is the end of the river. If you could walk to the left, you'd come over to the houses.
As I said, a few people were out, including this paddle-boarder.
And a guy playing with his dogs.
And this bird. I don't know what it is but I'm sure someone does. He reminded me of a sandpiper except bigger.
He was a cutie, running in and out of the waves!