It was the sea serpent sculpture that was inspired by the brontosaurus upsetting the raft full of sailors in King Kong (1933).
The second surprise came after I had fed the seagulls. Each morning the gull we nicknamed Wally shows up on the beach near our home.
My wife and I started to feed Wally when we noticed he was hobbled by fishing line ensnaring his legs.
Eventually he somehow freed himself but now each morning when I check out the surf conditions for fishing Wally expects his free lunch.
Yesterday was the end of the striped bass fishing season. Each year I make a point of fishing the last day. Well the freezing temperature combined with the gusty northwest wind put any idea of fishing out of my mind.
I thought since I'm here I may as well tough it out and walk a few beaches. After three blocks my eyes were tearing badly from the constant wind. I turned my back to the wind to get a moment of relief. As I turned to continue on this lure washed up literally at my feet!
The weird thing is I wanted this lure but I had put off buying it till after the holidays.