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Treasure Island? More like Treasured Shores.

After I walked through the park and the Veterans' Flags of Heroes I ended up descending the grassy cliffs via a stepped walkway, to the rocky shoreline and just enjoyed the morning quietness and ambiance. As I watched the surf glisten in the warmth of the sunshine, and listened to the waves crashing on the boulders, I noticed something at my feet that I haven't 'hunted' in ages! Sea Glass. I began walking around in search of more. The small pebbled beach was a treasure trove of colored, frosted and weathered glass. In order for it to be sea glass, it must be frosted and weathered, and lacking any sharp edges; smooth and silky to the touch.  The colors come in a rainbow assortment if you're lucky, but the most common seen here are green, brown, and frosted white.  I read that blue, red, and pink are rare.  Purple being the rarest of all.   Years ago I used to traipse along the shores of town looking for pieces to make jewelry or mosaics. And I used to walk the beaches on the islands; beaning. Then, I discovered birding was more a challenge, fun, and educational, so I stopped my fetishes of beaning and collecting sea glass. Now, seeing these shards kinda piqued my interests in both again. We'll see what "pans" out.



In the following two images, you'll notice the larger green. But in photo 1 there is a 2nd piece [brown, just above right center edge of image]. And the 2nd photo in this series has TWO - one obvious, while the second piece is partially hidden [also green] in the lower right corner.




Sea glass or beach glass?  What is the difference?



28 comments :

  1. What a beautiful place this is! I love the gorgeous pictures with the tiny sailboats in the distance. The sea glass is lovely. I like the brilliant blue one the best. Our granddaughters have some that they have collected at the beach over the years, I have none.

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  2. Stunning area, wonderful photos! Have a lovely week☺

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  3. You found a lot of sea glass. A girl I used to work with used to search the shores of Lake Erie looking for it. I tried your link for the difference between sea glass and beach glass but it said it was blocked.

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    1. Dang! I think it works now. I hope.

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  4. I love your adventures. I'm so happy to be home. We're fighting colds...

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    1. I bet! Traveling in snow is no fun.

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  5. Hello,

    I have not found much sea glass, I do look for it. Pretty views of the water. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Some days there isn't a piece to be found for me either! I guess other collectors were there before me.

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  6. For or many years I collected a huge amount of beach glass from the SC beach where we had a place. I once gave a 5 gallon bottle full of it to a sea glass artist who has now become very VERY successful creating beautiful jewelry and has it distributed to other outlets as well. "Made by Meg" and "Prism" are her and husband's full time business now. Their creations are all made with sterling silver and sometimes even authentic diamonds for engagement and wedding rings. Of course I have a couple of jewelry pieces and have kept a few of my own pieces.

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    1. I remember you telling me about your vast collection in a comment before.

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  7. I have never seen sea glass except in photos or a store that sells it. this is beautiful. I don't think we have any on our beaches but might be wrong. I love the first photo of the water spraying in the air and that tree trunk is gorgeous to me

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    1. I'm sure there is glass to be found. It's just about EVERYwhere.

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  8. Oh to hear the waves...... -sigh-

    They are lovely....

    Sea glass... Beach glass...

    Isn't beach glass, simply sea glass, which has been washed up, on the beach?

    ✨🌲✨

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    1. The difference is salt water/fresh water

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  9. I have lived near beaches most of my life and never found any sea glass. Didn't even know about it till recently. Now I am sorry I didn't look more carefully.

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    1. Sometimes it's really pretty pieces, other times, not so m6uch

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  10. Those pieces are really lovely. I've accidentally picked up sea glass now and then but never thought about collecting it. I should have! :-)

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    1. It's just some more clutter when you think about it. :-)

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  11. I would love to be on the beach listening to the waves crashing on the rocks.

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    1. It's always a bit of heaven on earth. Imho

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  12. It sounds like fun to me to collect beach glass.Of course where I live that is not an option.

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  13. What delightful treasures! Sounds like a fun way to spend a day.

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  14. I think sea glass is so pretty and a fun thing to collect. Our granddaughter discovered the joy of finding it this summer when they took a trip along Lake Michigan.
    You did great!

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