beaches at Ogunquit had an amazing variety of patterns left by wind and wave action. I couldn't stop taking photos of them:
Through the Sandglass whose author, Michael Welland, offers up fascinating tidbits about the physics of sand movement, creatures that dwell in sand (like the sand skink, which swims right through it!), and other sand-oriented info.
Yes, that stretch of beach was really and truly pink. I believe the color comes from nearby formations of pink granite. Doesn't it look like strawberry frosting?
June 2, 2013
P.S. Just found out the pink in pink granite (and therefore in this sand) comes from a mineral called feldspar.