On a Whim Wm's world travels

19 Apr 2005

Cat eyes

Filed under: General,New Zealand — wm @ 11:15 pm

We’ve gone a number of times to a beach about 15 minutes away from where we live, and usually spend most of our time there picking up “cat eyes”. At least that’s what the locals call them. We’ve found them at other beaches around NZ as well. They seem to be shells that have been worn down by wave action, until just an image of the spiral shell is left. I don’t know what kind of shell they start out as, or why they stop wearing down when they get to this stage. But I do know that they are beautiful!

Here’s an image that Cindy took of some of the cat eyes we have collected. We’ve found hundreds of them!

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  1. Hi Wm and Cindy! I’ve been lurking for a while but was finally inspired to post by this beautiful picture! I’m delighted to hear that you’ll be in the USA this summer. I hope we can catch up…

    Comment by anne [wideangle.ca] — 22 Apr 2005 @ 4:30 am

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