Sandblast at Tod’s Point is Drenched in Sun, Creativity

As the afternoon wore on, there was no fending off the rising tide. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

As the afternoon wore on, there was no fending off the rising tide. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

The theme of Sandblast 2017 might have been, ‘What a difference a day makes.’ After a gray and cloudy Saturday, the rescheduled annual sand sculpture contest landed on the quintessential July beach day without a single cloud in the sky.

Some of the entries included a pair of hippos and a warning against feeding them. There were crocodiles and octopi, and castles with moats and tunnels.

The north and south concessions stands sported serious lines as hungry beach-goers craved fries, burgers and wraps.

Live music was provided by Jay and Ray who appealed the younger children. The event was a collaboration between Parks & Rec and Greenwich Arts Council. The sponsor was Meli-Melo.

As the tide turned around 2pm, the first “castle” to fall was a massive structure embellished with sea shells.

An elaborate castle at Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod's Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A crocodile at Sandblast 2017 at Tod's Point. July 30,2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A crocodile at Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod's Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod's Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod's Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod's Point. July 30,2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

While others sculpted their creations in the sand, one girl studied a minnow in a bucket.

Do not feed the hippos at Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Brett with his wrist watch sand creation. July 30, 2017

Loch Ness monster at Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Shark emerges from the sand at Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Rising tide menaces an octopus at Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Rising tide threatens sandcastles at Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30,2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Massive castle embellished with shells meets the rising tide at Sandblast 2017 at Tod’s Point. July 30, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager


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