The weather has been down right freezing, winds from the north are cold but they also push the bay water out into the gulf. I get so excited the few times of year when this happens, with the water receded and all the treasures in the bay are exposed, you can walk really far out on the sands that normally are feet below the surface. But as I learned this morning, don't wear your favorite suede boots to do this, the sand is soft and there's many spots where you sink fast into black mud. Lesson learned, wear old shoes you don't mind loosing and walking barefoot home.
A few days before this, we had thought it was a large tortoise out in the bay, turns out it was a giant piling sticking out, yep definitely not a tortoise.