40 years ago I was at Old Mill Beach in Westport where I found my first starfish. It was a really neat experience. I showed it to everyone and then put him back. I have not seen a starfish in Westport Waters since then. Until yesterday. Right in front of the canons I made my search. With four kids in tow we searched the clear waters. I saw a spider crab and sitting next to him was a starfish. Then another and another until I counted 20 of them in various sizes. Satisfied with the results I hit the barbecue pit only to see my daughter Elle show me a plate sized starfish that she and her friends had found. It was really great to see that the Westport Beaches are again home to the very cool Starfish.