This is the first photo on the blog with people in it…so I can no longer say I don’t photograph people! This was just too cute to pass up — both the kids and their creation. Another cool, grayish day on the beach with the sun determined to come out soon.
I’ve noticed a lot of moats as part of the sand-castle paradigm. I wonder if that is a universal…there are possibly a few anthropology studies lurking within a tour of beaches world-wide, studying variation and similarity in sand castles!
Moats: protection, separation, exclusivity. Not exactly friendly or welcoming. It would be interesting to correlate the sand castle design with the local illustrations of fairy tales and fables. Which, now that I think of it, have probably been mostly written by men. Kingdom, conquest, territory. Sigh. Even Frost said, “Good fences make good neighbors.”