Monday, September 08, 2008

Secret Beach and Pirate Treasure

I have recently discovered a small beach along the Chesapeake Bay. It's about an hour from our house as we are on the ocean side. It's delightful. It's on a small island and only about 2000 ft long. Not a lot of people can fit on this beach which is okay because the most I've ever seen there is 8 people.

When I was little, I used to be afraid of swimming in the Bay. It had something to do with the dark water which I know now comes from the sandy bottom and the algae. Plus, I used to hear about all the jellyfish that would be in the water around July and August. Jellyfish and I are not friends. I love the Bay now. My daughter and I can actually swim without getting pulled by a rip current or smashed by a wave. Besides who wants to deal with all those crowds at the ocean!

We have taken to going down there at least once a weekend. It's a great place to go looking for treasures. The locals tell me back in the day there was a hotel overlooking the secret beach. It burned down years ago, but we're still finding treasures from it. We find some of the prettiest seashells, bricks, and seaglass. I bring home a basket of treasures every time I go.

Here's a few pics of some of my recent treasures:

The pottery is my favorite even more than the sea glass. I just love the different pieces you can find and trying to guess what they used to be. I still love finding the glass. I have found some really beautiful colors like black, which is actually dark olive green, red, lavender, pink, orange, and pale yellow. I've even found some pieces from a jadeite bowl. I get a lot of fascinating shapes but not a lot of nuggets. I think it has something to do with the calmness of the water and the thickness of the glass.

I'm hoping to make a lot of things with glass. Perhaps I'll make candleholders or windchimes, and we all know I'll be making some jewelry. Until next time, my duckies!


High Desert Diva said...

A secret beach! Heaven!

Welcome back to blogland!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You lucky, lucky girl! I can't wait to see what you create with your finds!

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