this time last year white rope came to visit. this is them - or maybe some of them, shuffling in sand and posing as the sun goes down. of course they are performance artists so we can't blame them for not being able to deal with crabs small enough to fit into ones palm. and of course there was the screaming. sandhoppers - you get them on beaches especially in the evening and yes I think they can bite, but one only notices that if sitting still..but when walking through a line of them one feels them bouncing off ones legs - but normally there is no screaming. and then she hi the cold water of the river which we had to cross - by the boat club full of people that I probably half know, and she screams all the way across in case there was anything that might get her. These people from south wales just don't know how to behave when they come out west.