The tides are bringing huge numbers of stones — and shells — with them. This stone was left balanced near the water line, and there were wavy turban snail shells abounding. Well, relatively speaking. Maybe I’ll get a photo of one of those next.
The stones make beach-walking a bit uncomfortable and precarious. In some places they are piled rather deeply. When you look down at the beach from the cliffs or stairways, there are broad swathes of stones, making wave patterns, somewhat like half ellipses, all along the sand. You have to pick your way about, seeking out relatively sparsely-stoned areas to walk in. Like above.