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Monday, February 2, 2009

Hunting for sea glass in the Seattle area



After watching a few TV shows about hunting sea glass on the beaches around San Francisco, I was inspired to try this experience myself. Living in Seattle with the tons of beaches in the area, I thought to myself… why not? I asked my husband to show me some places where glass might be found and we jumped in the car and started down the road. That in itself is an adventure; there are so many water front parks in the region.





I had my doubts to whether we would find anything, but it was so cool we found many different pieces the first time out. Within 15-20 minutes I found a few spots amongst the rocks where the glass seemed to settle on the beach. The wind was blowing strong from the west, but the bad weather didn’t stop me from digging through the wet and rough stones to find the glass I wanted. I found several pieces of amber, green, white, and the most beautiful orange glass.





Our daughter also has a blast turning over stones to discover all the different small crabs and throwing stones to the tide. It was a great time together as a family.



Now I’m waiting for the next Sunday and praying for the weather to cooperate, I want to go
hunting for more glass!




10 comments:

lowellandson said...

Fun! I had a collection when I was a kid. I collected it off the beaches when we were on boat trips in the summer, mostly in the San Juans. I never knew what happend to it all. It seems to me that it is harder these days to find actual smooth pieces of glass though, maybe because our beaches are so rocky. My son collects interesting rocks and wood bits.

implexus said...

Looks cold out there! Imiss my beach stuffs collecting days. I miss living near the ocean. I need to get back to the beach and start a new collection :)

Trace said...

I've always wanted to go hunting for sea glass. There are so many different things to do with it. I want to cover a table top with some, but that would take ages probably. Good luck next week ^___^

Margarita or KnotartWa said...

Thank you :))) all I want is the nice weather :)!

trentongal said...

sounds like fun!

Krazy Kate Designs said...

How fun! That's something I don't get to do living in Colorado.

Ceridwen said...

That sounds fun! I love the last photo where it looks like you have an itty bitty daughter in your hand. ;-)

Just another day in paradise said...

I'm so jealous. I've never even seen a piece of seaglass.

BonTons said...

Looks like you had great fun finding those treaures! Your little girl looks so cute.

Denise said...

How fun!!! Not sure if Southern California has much glass...but they have too much trash that's for sure. I will have to do a bit of research. Thanks for sharing!! =)

~Denise

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