Beasties… On the Rocks!

Last time we caught up with Paddy and Plunkett, those globetrotting little monsters appeared to be living it up in the sunshine somewhere. But now…
Snow? Already? H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Have they hit the slopes for a spot of skiing?

Ha! Nope. What you’re seeing is actually a beautiful rocky beach in Croatia, where the limestone “shelves” have been scrubbed by sea-tossed pebbles until they’re a bright, snowy white. It’s lucky the boys remembered to pack their sunglasses, or they’d have been truly dazzled!
Beastie Dazzlers! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Plunkett couldn’t resist poking through those pebbly patches in search of a new addition for his rock collection back home…
Plunkett looks for the perfect pebble - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
And hey, where’s Paddy? Oh, right. Of course.
Paddy scales the terraces - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
CLIMBING! Looks like he’s scoped out the perfect spot for them both to stop and catch some rays in the late afternoon sunshine.
Paddy and Plunkett top up their tans - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
But soon, Paddy started to suspect that they didn’t have the beach to themselves…
“Plunkett, what’s that over there in the trees? I feel like we’re being watched!”

Strange for Paddy to be nervous, isn’t it? But Plunkett could already see that there was nothing to worry about…
Rock Sculptures! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
…He can spot an interesting rock sculpture from a mile away! These guys might have slightly stony expressions (ha!), but even that couldn’t put him off having a closer look.

Just as well, too, because there were lots of them to see! The boys found a family next – the Flintstones, maybe? I hope they didn’t mind that Paddy briefly tried to ride their pet dog around like a pony!
Rock Family! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
And there was one who looked a little the worse for drink…
Drunken Rock Guy - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Oh, here’s a teacher with a bunch of schoolchildren!
Time for Class! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Plunkett especially liked these enchanted toadstools he found, too.
Plunkett and the Enchanted Stony Toadstools - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Some of the pebble people proved a little trickier to identify, though. The boys were happy enough to agree that Plunkett is standing in front of Napoleon here, while the dapper gent on Paddy’s left is Willy Wonka from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”… What do you reckon?
Napoleon and Willy Wonka... Maybe. H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesHowever, debate continues to rage about who or what might be represented here…
The Debate Rages On...  H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Any ideas? Let us know in the comments – the more outlandish, the better!

We’ll be back next Tuesday, when I’ll have a new Beastie to introduce to you all! See you then…

22 thoughts on “Beasties… On the Rocks!

    1. Hahaha! Yes, that really works πŸ˜‚ Cheers, Simon! And who knows where these two will show up next?

  1. This could be a representation of the worst Carmen Miranda impersonation contest ever. Or it’s a Halloween competition for best Nefertiti costume (the contest being held in Antarctica which explains the big parkas they seem to be wearing). But given that it seems everything has turned into Christmas already, I’m pretty sure those are the three wise men…which means P&P have some explaining to do about where the gold has gone to.

    1. Hahaha! And I’m pretty sure Paddy would drink the frankincense, given half a chance! πŸ˜† Excellent suggestions – you know, it’s really been too long since I last checked in on the annual Antarctican Hallowe’en Nefertiti Imitation Championships! Cheers, Tammie!

      1. You really should keep up on events like that, who knows when you might get called in to be that year’s judge!? Also, after seeing a picture of one last night, I’m changing my guess. I think this is a flock of cassowary birds.

        1. Hahaha! YES! Cassowaries (is that how you pluralise that?) deserve the extra publicity… They always look like an older lady who’s put hours of thought into her “young” outfit, but it just hasn’t quite worked out how she planned! πŸ˜‚

        2. However, in the cassowaries’ defense, that look is bound to make a comeback one of these days. And I do think that is the proper plural…it is now anyway!

        3. Right, I’m going to be ahead of the game on this one… I’m off to pick up a black furry coat and some vivid blue eyeshadow right now!

        4. Dangit! I suppose it’s now pretty obvious that I was never very good at fashion…

    1. Thanks, Laura! You know, I don’t see many birds hanging around in these photos, so maybe these do have some scarecrow-y properties… I’m pretty sure if this beach was in Dublin, there would be gulls everywhere! πŸ˜†

  2. Hahahhahahaha…. I really genuinely identify with the drunkard rock! I mean, I can’t even make suggestions because I feel like this is surely a sacred Stonehenge Part II? And these are alien beings we can’t label? Paddy, get off that alien dog!!!!!!

    1. Yikes! It could be… I hope the lads cleared out of there before the sun set, because I now have the unsettling feeling that those alien rock people come to life after dark! Run, Beasties! 😱😱😱

  3. Oh – so so cute! I love this little adventure – i’m going to hunt your blog for more. Also I just see the Twirlywoos in the rocks – my life = cbeebies – I have no idea what else happens in the world….

    1. Hahaha! I had to look up Twirlywoos (I thought I was doing well knowing what “In the Night Garden” was… clearly Cbeebies moves on faster than I can keep up πŸ˜†) but yes, I can definitely see the similarity! Thanks for stopping in and saying hello! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Lu! Beasties are great at finding these kinds of treasures hiding in the landscape πŸ˜‰ Have a great week!

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