Nicky collects horseshoe crab carcases as decor for Nicky Beach. These are two from last year. You have to put them a bit away from the picnic table until they stop stinking.
He also makes tablescapes which change pretty often.
We find this poor battered thing tumbling on the shoreline
washed over and over, barnacles attached.
I fip it over to reveal the articulated inside. Did Leonardo ever see horseshoe crabs? He would have loved them.
The shell looks like the helmet on a very tatty copy of Beowulf which used to kick round in the book room when I was a teacher.