Natural sponges – yep these really do come straight from ocean critters.

Sort of pricey at a craft or bath & body stores. Free on the beach at Struisbaai. They were washed up all over. This was the first time I’d seen them “in the wild”. Not really sure if that’s the correct terminology since this is just their skeleton, but you get the idea.


Beach at Struisbaai near Cape Agulhas (the southernmost town in Africa)