While at the beach you will see many
varities of sea-life.
Periwinkles, with snail-like shells. Found in
and around the rock pools, everyone enjoys 'picking' periwinkles.
These can be boiled and make an enjoyable, if salty, snack. Bring a
container and collect some sea-water to boil them in, for about 10
minutes and use straight pins to eat your gourmet snack.
Limpet (or barnacles)
, with arched, nonspiraling shells. Limpets are almost worldwide
in distribution. These are commonly found clinging tenaciously to
rocks or submerged timber. Limpets scrape out a region of rock as large
and as thick as their shells, and return to this region at night for
protection; during the day they move about in search of food. They subsist
on marine vegetation, especially algae.
Limpets are used as food and as bait for
fishing. A bit chewy for my liking but a popular snack.