The beach was comprised of two parts: sandy and rocky. Although the sandy beach was where most people chose to be this day, we wandered about the rocks for a time.
Tennis shoes made our exploration possible, as bare feet tended to get bruised by the sharp edges. My son and grandson opted to scramble over these obstacles while keeping an eye open for any "treasure" that floated by. Actually, their rock climbing looked alot of fun!
Although Chilean waters are usually cool due to currents circulating from Antarctica, it was a hot day so people were swimming when we arrived. Many families traveled to Algarrobo hoping to enjoy a last weekend before school started and most of these people were on the beach. Some were soaking up the sun on beach towels, others were playing with their children--we were all there to enjoy the last few days of summer.
The sound of the waves gently lapping at the shore, the excited voices of children splashing in the water and the calls of the birds overhead all created a carefree and peaceful mood.
Ah, a day at the beach...such joy!
I loved walking on the beach with my grandson. This side of the beach was the rocky end, so no bathers were in this area. We did find some bits of shells and beach glass--something I began collecting since we first discovered a large lode in Bermuda. I appreciate how these beautifully polished bits of glass in lovely colors actually came from something as utilitarian as a bottle. Gems from the Sea!