On the beach.

As the water and ice recede, a few interesting items are left along the small sand beach that is the shore of the Humber.

A toy figure seems to have thrown himself down in despair.

A toy figure seems to have thrown itself on a twig in despair.

More shells and part of a coconut.

Some clam shells and part of a coconut.

Having seen coconut shells scattered along the Humber for years, the source was a puzzle. Visions of coconut groves further upriver were easily but reluctantly dismissed. The mystery wasn’t solved until a few years ago when I witnessed an East Indian gentleman throw a something into the river and discovered that it’s customary for Hindus to make sacrifices to the river gods in this way. The following photograph may be of another such item.

A carved bangle illustrating a couple of voluptuous ladies.

A carved bangle illustrating a couple of voluptuous ladies.

I brought the bangle home to examine it but not wishing for bad karma will return it tomorrow. It seems to have been hand carved from bone or horn. As long as it’s biodegradable along with the coconut, it shouldn’t be a problem.

After all, India is the home of the Kama Sutra...

Cleaned up a little. India is the home of the Kama Sutra…

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