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We saw a different fungus among the tussocks at the beach yesterday.

Basket fungus

Basket fungus

It’s a basket fungus, native to New Zealand.   Apparently it’s edible while immature, but the mature fungus is foul-smelling and covered with a slime layer containing spores on the inner surfaces.  We didn’t examine it closely (or consider eating it).

The tide was high, and there was hardly any room to walk between the waves and the driftwood.

Narrow beach

Narrow beach

The sand up here was soft, the going was hard, and we had to be careful to avoid the encroaching waves.

Waves coming closer

Waves coming closer

The sea has eroded much of the cliff and removed some of the sand under the boardwalk.  Every week the beach looks different.

“The sea is creeping closer and
it strips the cliffside of its sand.”

 

 

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