Today the Gulf was the prettiest colour we've ever seen it. We've been told that it's almost Caribbean coloured in the summer but during the winter it's pretty murky and that's the Gulf we're familiar with.
Here's a shot from the third floor of the complex. Unfortunately, my little point-and-shoot camera didn't really capture the intense colours that my eyes saw.
It was high tide so a lot of the beach was underwater. There was an extraordinary amount of seaweed both on the beach and in the water. There's always some on the beach but as a rule, there's usually very little in the water.
We found this little guy near where we were standing, watching us warily.
We think he's a sand crab because about 4 feet away was this hole. We didn't see him come out of it but we assume it's his home.
And just for fun, Sr B put his hat on the crab.