I cannot believe how many great pictures I got from the sandcastle contest at Long Beach this last weekend. My husband and I just happened to be at Long Beach for the weekend. We had no idea about the Sand Castle contest. It was also a lovely weekend. Here is a selection of pictures from the contest. I really didn't have time to process any more pictures. These were from my three favorite sculptures:
The first set of pictures here is Some Maintenance Required. These guys were fantastic to watch.
This was my favorite of all pictures. This guy was a maniac. That is sand flying as he is stomping down the sand.
This second set of pictures is Two Scoops. This sculpture was originally supposed to have a vertical ice cream cone, but after it collapsed they made due and changed it to a two horizontal cones.
This third set is from a sculpture called Parrots Of The Carribean.
Here is the original mold. Fascinating how these teams made these sculptures.
Above you see the ship and parrot emerge out of the mold.
This was a fun thing to spend the day watching. I have a lot more pictures. The Long Beach Sand Sculpture contest had a lot of different categories, including Novice, Intermediate, and Family. Even beginning sculpters had some terrific results. More to come later.