Haystack Rock. Extremely Low Tides.
The tide pools were absolutely amazing, although, the ones we saw with mom last year on July 4th were just as cool. There were sea stars EVERYWHERE. Orange, brown, and my favorite~ the purple ones. The anemone were bright green or brown and closed up if you touched them. There were odd looking creatures and plants everywhere you looked. Crabs, hermit crabs, funny sucker fish, and weird little crawling things. We saw quite a few different kinds of sea birds living on the rocks and you could see them nesting. One gull took a huge crap on my friend Meredith! Gulls have a lot of poop! The "guides" that were there answering questions said that the bigger sea stars were probably close to 30 years old. AMAZING. The tides will be just a little lower tomorrow, but we did have to come home. I couldn't believe how many people were there to take it all in. We ate some yummy seafood and visited another iconic candy store.