First time castles

Jeremy built a great castle in record time! His mom said they had to leave in 20 minutes, and he wasted no time! He’s 12, and lives in Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Amelia built her first castle today. She’s 8, lives in Lewes, and was here with her Grandma Sue, who is from Greenfield, Massachusetts.

The elements have been against us, but –

Even though thunder chased me (and everyone else, I did get to meet a girl I taught last year. Ashley 11, was with her mom, and brought her friend, Scarlett, also 11. They were really trying to get a castle built in between threatening storms!
I also met 3 friends from Pennsylvania only here for the weekend. Kira, Tabitha, and one more friend whom i didn’t get a chance to meet. Beautiful, personable girls, who were fun to talk with- I only wish the weather would have cooperated!

Friday’s castle, with new friends.

I know how to build castles, but not how to make these pictures behave.
Here are new friends Max and his Aunt Janice, with my castle today.
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Really looking forward to August!

I am really looking forward to building sand castles August 7th to the 23rd!  I will return for one more week  on on September 11th till the 18th.   I hope to see you all then!

Sunday, Sept 17, one of my last castles

It was a crazy day with weather (cloudy, then a bit of sun, and cloudy again; rough water; very calm water; windy and cooler in the afternoon.) But then again, I am not on the beach to get a tan! I just want to build, and today’s castle satisfied that want!
I hope to get to the beach on Monday, September 18, and build, if the weather cooperates. We will be leaving Lewes on Wednesday morning, to go home to SouthEast Pennsylvania, and will be packing and cleaning Tuesday. We don’t expect to be back to Lewes until next May. I will certainly miss the water, beach, and especially building castles.
Here is Sunday’s castle –

After a day off, back building on September 14, although an unusual castle

I had decided to get to some much needed weeding on September 13 (in the rain,) but got back on the beach Thursday.
For my birthday, a friend gave me an unusual sand mold (that reminded me of the Sydney Opera House.) It was a challenge! This is what I came up with.

I wished I had built a traditional castle, when I had a visit from Diana, a 3 year old, who came with her mom, Tanya. Diana came, with a gift of a speckled crab shell for me! I hope to build a castle that Diana will like today.