I said I'd get photos when the sea was rougher still than it was in the last batch of ocean photos I shared. I kept my word, and here are the promised photos:
No, that isn't snow on the beach (unfortunately)... It's the foam from the water.
There was a nasty storm soon after these were taken; not that the weather was all that calm at the time, since the huge wind beast was enthusiastically blowing its icy breath on the land when these were taken, but it got much worse.
Also, this bird was wandering around in the park, so we grabbed a photo:
Iggy's pretty sure it's a "Water Rail" (based on the best match he can find in the bird book I sent him), so that's what I'm calling it.