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Beachcombing in the rain

Posted on 28th February, 2017

There are times when the weather is just too inclement (can weather be clement?) for even the hardiest of beachcombers. And I am nothing like the hardiest. So on occasion I have to take shelter.

 

Last weekend was one such occasion. The rain poured, and the wind slapped it in my face. I decided to retreat to the nearest indoors option. Which just so happened to be a pub. Well, you what they say, any (glass of) port in a storm.

But that's not the end of the beachcombing - it's amazing what you can find in seaside pubs.

This was hanging on the wall:

It's a really old-looking sawfish 'beak'. An incredible thing! Sawfish are a type of ray which are sadly now endangered.

Sawfish in the flesh.
Photo source: woggle on Wikimedia Commons

I am likely never to find anything as large as this (other than a pallet perhaps) nor as exotic as this when I'm out beachcombing, but there it was on the wall of the pub - which makes me think we should make this search official. So who's coming pubcombing?

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