We went for a drive to the ocean since I hadn't seen it yet and I was craving the smell of salty air. We didn't use a map, just headed in the general direction and figured we hit it eventually. Along the way we stopped in a town called De Haan where we found this great little pastry shop with beautiful desserts. We bought a few sinful snacks and then loaded up in the car to continue on to the ocean. I took Bronwen's shoes off so she could take a little nap and about 1 1/2 minutes later we were there-ha ha! Turns out De Haan is a coastal town and we were already at the beach. It was a huge beach, reminded me of ocean shores, WA with big sand dunes. We beached combed for a little bit but it was freezing so we didn't stay long. There were these interesting shells, they looked like long, square-ish clam shells. I thought maybe the marine biologists in my family might be able to identify them from the picture. The important question is "are they good eat'n?"