I'm a couple of hours from the coast - probably longer pulling a trailer, but I've never ridden on the beach - looked at a few spots down there, but the threat of getting run over by 4x4's and tangled in fishing lines was too great. Going to go check out some of the other spots I just heard about and see what they are like later on this spring.
UGH! I just lost my 2 yr old male brown Chinese gander to some critter that didn't do anything but pull the skin off of his head. What a waste! If a wild critter wants to eat my birds, then eat them - don't waste them. Just lost a duck last week to a very large owl. I think a coon got my goose - I forgot to lock them up the other night and that's what happens - we had coons so bad last spring we were catching 1-2 a night in traps for 14 days straight! I thought we thinned them out then - apparently there's another round of them coming in.......well that's fine because I have plenty of 'rounds' too! What a pain in the rear - that was my last male.