What fun we had. I went straight to the fabric store that had a great selection of frog closures for my cape. http://www.galafabrics.com/victoria.htm It was a good thing that I had people meeting me because I could have spent hours here, and could have spent many dollars as well! But they did, as they said on the phone, have the frogs I needed.
After purchasing those, Josh, Ben and I went for a walk on one of the breakwaters. It was, to be honest, bloody terrifying! Josh and I clung to each other and walked down the center of the "wall", freezing in position when someone passed us, while Ben sauntered ahead oblivious to the height and the lack of railings! It was a scrumptious day, sunny and bright with a slight breeze. When we got to the end of the breakwater, we climbed down the huge concrete blocks to get to the spot where this photo was taken. This is Josh and I. We walked back to where the car was parked along the lower "steps" of the breakwater, and both of us felt far more comfortable. Yes, you had to watch your step, but there was no feeling of being so high up that the wind could blow you over the edge. Something to cling to! Somewhere to sit down and get stabilized! Solid cement in other words. I think the birds felt the same way. They were there searching for open mussels and anything else they could eat. I think they are Sandpipers. I love the way they peck around and when something disturbs them they all lift together in a cloud and then settle a few feet away and keep pecking!