A picture says a thousand words - hence I will now shut up.
I shall now open my mouth long enough to comment that these are teency weency baby mussels - I included my finger in the photograph to portray how tiny they were. Below, there is a random house near the beach that I thought was pretty awesome.
The above two photos are maps - in concrete and metal - of what you can see out in the bay - of which the only two photos I am posting are above the photos of the maps.
ML walking around a massive gun emplacement from WWII. Below, the red and white mushrooms are actually air vents from the bunker underneath - the gun emplacement is to the right of this photo.
This is actually the same beach as previously, however from further along. Below is a volcanic island out in the bay - don't ask me which volcano, though.