After work yesterday, I headed down to Ponto State Beach here in lovely Carlsbad, with my shovels, cooler, sun screen, hat, water shoes, and sand castle moulds.
After 2 hours, I had the 3 foot high by 5 foot wide castle done. After another 2 hours, I was progressing well on the dragon when most of my elementary school fans had to leave with their families. After about 3 hours (5 hours into the building) I had the dragon about finished.
It lived (I think) until near high tide at 11pm, so 5 hours to build, and another 5 hours of presence before being taken away by the tide.
A wet strand of kelp made a nice touch for the fire that the dragon was breathing. A very small plastic shovel made for nice fingernails for the dragon. Altogether, it turned out pretty well, I believe.
I doubt it'll be my last. Come visit, bring your small children, and we can make more of them = )
1 year ago