This was a good day for sand dollars. I found about ten that were not broken which is very unusual in my experience. I think I hit the low tide perfectly and it was a rare negative tide (-1.1). Also there were very few people on the beach to compete with - I imagine they decided to work today after celebrating Valentines Day. In addition to the fun of finding sand dollars it was cool to walk out further than usual on the sandbars. I get mesmerized when walking along the ocean - it such a treat. "The best things in life are free." I think I have heard that quote before and it seemed to be true today.
Guess what - another negative tide tomorrow (-1.4) you know where I will be.
For further information on sand dollars refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_dollar