Took a short blog hiatus while we were at the beach for a few days. It was cloudy and rainy for the first few days (but on the bright side, not hot at all), then it cleared up.
So, we were in the Florida Panhandle, in an area that did get some impacts from the oil spill, and I think this may be weathered tarball. It is most composed of sand, but it seems to be glued together with an asphalt-like substance. They weren't abundant, but there were a few rolling in the surf.