Playing in the Sand
One of my favorite summer beach activities has always been playing in the sand. It was so satisfying to fill up the bucket with damp sand and turn it upside down to create the turrets and towers of a sandcastle. Decorated with shells, Popsicle sticks, and seagull feathers, these one of a kind creations were satisfying and a day well spent with sand and surf.
Last week I witnessed sand art on a grand scale.
Atlantic City NJ hosted the Sand Sculpting World Cup. This amazing display - held on the Pennsylvania Ave. beach next to the Steel Pier - drew artists from all over the world for the three week event. All the sculptures were made with only sand and water. A special "sticky" sand was brought in for the artists to use. Once their creations were complete, a fine spray of watered-down Elmer's glue kept the sculptures from succumbing to the elements during the three week show. If you’ve never witnessed this display, here are a few photos to get you excited.