Spectacular Dantes View

It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

Periwinkle Snails

At first I was wondering why do ducks dive down the water and take about a minute or so for them to come back up. I knew there must be something there that they're eating and I didn't know what it was until one day when my family and I went for a walk during low tide. I can't believe how much snails are in there. I believe they are periwinkles but I might be wrong. There is also a lot of empty clam shells.  This place is a feeding grounds for ducks and for some other birds too. But this is also a bald eagle feeding grounds for ducks. Saw them Eagle diving down, catching and flying away with duck on their feet. Just amazing watching them take their prey.
periwinkle snails
Periwinkle Snails
An old tire on the shore loaded with periwinkles
periwinkle snails
Periwinkles are all over this mud flats
Here are some of ducks eating
More ducks
Bald Eagles waiting patiently for their next meal, Duck!

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  1. So do you think the ducks were eating the snails or just hiding from the eagle? How do they get the snail out of the shell? Do ducks have tongues? You've got my mind thinking about all kids of things with this post.

  2. I did saw them dive down while an eagle was flying above them, but most of the time, they're eating. I guess they eat lot of stuff including gravel, sand and small stone to provide grit that aid their digestions. Ducks have a part on the end of their becks that's kind of like a nail, they use that for hooking a moving food. They also have a strong becks and jaw. They catch and swallow their food whole.

  3. Some swear snail mucus is the true, natural secret to looking young forever! Regular use of snail mucin has been shown to fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation. buying live snails


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