A channel buoy.
and has all these electronic antennae [that perhaps send signals to ships, plus weather and water info that we can look at on NOAA's website]. and a brilliant red beam.
It usually marks the offshore sandbars so boats don't run aground. I'm not seeing the white or green ones either, maybe they got lose too?
Photos from friends, I haven't gone to see it yet. It's stormy here and so cold.
Mo is hiding again.
I can see the buoy from my house.
At light the light shines brilliantly red.
And here's plover nest nearby. [in the wire cage].
gone to the beach...
PS Mothers Day was lovely, in thought if not in weather.
My son, always wonderfully practical yet imaginative, ordered and installed very bright new LED light bulbs in my sewing room. So wonderful. Very cheering, as well as much cooler, and helpful for seeing details. Environmentally correct too, he says.
PS I'm behind on answering comments and emails, so sorry. Thanks for all the sweet comments and MDay wishes,