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your Odyssey Sea Glass News, Issue #047 - The Phantom Strikes!
January 23, 2011
Hi,

Lin_and_David
The Phantom Strikes!??

Well, the phantom of sea glass is all we've seen here recently. Not quite true, but the few pieces weren't really thoroughly "cooked".

This is the time of year when surfing is good here in Peru and we've been to some of the spots.

Unfortunately, with the La Niņa going on, it's not the best for sea glass. With not much change in warm currents, the sands haven't disappeared like last year...yet.

We're still hoping that it won't be a "phantom" years, as in "ghost" year, like you think you see sea glass and it's just a phantom or shadow of the real thing...

But although sea glass season hasn't arrived here yet, many of you are having great finds. Scroll down to see what y'all have been sending in, there are a lot of good photos and interesting finds with some questions about identification as well as new sea glass spots reported.

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Even though there hasn't been much in the way of sea glass in our vicinity, we've found that there are lots of other things to hold our interest.

For example, we just had a young friend bring over a huge seashell he found in shallow water while diving. Wonder how old it is?

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Our crazy egret is still fishing the shore here. He's not big on getting wet but sure likes the idea of fresh fish ;-)

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We went to one beach called El Nuro and found all kinds of seahorses and "flotsam and jetsam." Or does flotsam and jetsam refer to floating things only? Whatever, we found some of those, too. UFO's. Unidentified Floating Objects (not pictured).

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Went to another beach called "Lobitos" and met "ladroncito" which means little thief. Here he is with grand daughter Arianna Schneider.

lobitos peru beach dog and Arianna

This beach dog was having the time of his life snatching peoples' sandals, T-shirts, whatever, and racing all over the beach while their owners frantically tried to run him down to get their things back.

He was one happy dog and must have been kin to the Energizer Bunny because he never stopped.

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Even though a good many folks are hunkered down for the winter, we know some of you are still getting to the beach. Let us know about your findings, we love seeing them!


Here is a little reminder to check out the upload features on the fun page, where you can contribute your comments, questions, and photos on what you find at the beach or just about anything to do with beach glass.

We invite any of you to share a short story of your beach impressions (funny, sad, or exciting) and get a link to the website or blog of your choice.




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(To skip right down to the newest blogs, click here)

For those of you who have just recently signed up, this newsletter is an update on the new features and changes in the last couple of weeks.


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If you have been reading the RSS/Blog, you will already have seen some of these new items...

But take a look at the updates below and see if you missed something important. There are also usually some unanswered questions that we'd love to have you answer.

Note: If you would like to receive the RSS/Blog feed, click on that "orange button" in the upper left hand corner of the toolbar on each page of Odyssey Sea Glass to subscribe.


If you have any questions or need more information, feel free contact us by clicking right here.


David (editor)

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Here's the latest from the Odyssey Sea Glass pages:



Jan 21, 2011

Martinique Sea Glass Story

Just returned from Martinique last week (1-11). On a cruise so only there a half day. Walked around from the cruise ship to a very old fort, Fort

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Jan 20, 2011

BEST Sea Glass Story

What is your BEST beach experience, best sea glass story? Collecting sea glass or other beach combing stories - share with others and read stories that they've submitted! Comments too...

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Jan 19, 2011

Transforming Sea Glass

I picked up a small piece of sea glass on Emerald Isle in North Carolina and it was dark purple. I was so excited for finding such a rare color and

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Jan 19, 2011

Shelley Vincent

Long Beach, Gloucester Massachusett

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Jan 19, 2011

Posting Photos of Marbles

I would like to post photo's of marbles I found this weekend

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Jan 19, 2011

Found west of Port Angeles - What is this sea glass?

What are these from? I found them near Port Angeles, WA, while looking for beach glass

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Jan 19, 2011

Beach Glass - Never seen anything bigger

Found west of Port Angeles, WA. Found 15 years ago

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Jan 15, 2011

Sea Glass Vacation - Seaside, California

Check this out! On the beach at Seaside, Monterey Bay, California, for a real sea glass vacation, family finds much more than expected. Great photos!

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Jan 13, 2011

1/11/2011 Seaside Sea Glass Catch

3 marbles and electrical parts. _________ Wow James! Thanks for submitting your finds again, you really get some gems that are unusual to say the least.

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Jan 8, 2011

DRILLING sea glass - how long?

How long does it take to drill a hole in seaglass - avg time? I've been trying, seems to take about 20 min. Does that sound right or am i doing something

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Jan 8, 2011

There's Beach glass & Sea glass..Is there RIVER glass?

Living and recreating along the Columbia River here in Washington State I have on occasion come across various colored glass shards while out duck hunting.

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Jan 7, 2011

Puerto Rico Sea Glass search suggestions?

Going to Puerto Rico soon , anyone have hints on where to look for seaglass? thanks

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Jan 7, 2011

Is any of this sea glass

What if any looks like sea glass? Many pebbles are see through, if there are striations does that mean it is a pebble/rock

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Jan 7, 2011

Found red and 2 tone seaglass

Hi, I found both pieces yesterday during low tide. Surprised to see that the red piece looks like it is new as no pebbling or frosting. In the white

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Jan 2, 2011

Barbados Sea Glass Beaches - Please help going there this week

I am going to Barbados January 8-15th and want to look for sea glass there, can anyone tell me the name of the beaches where they found sea glass. Example

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Jan 2, 2011

Beach Decor

Whether it's for your beach house, home, or college dorm, BEACH DECOR brings the sun inside! Add that touch of beach atmosphere with these colorful furnishings...

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Jan 2, 2011

Mixing sea glass and craft or recycled glass

Before I read up on sea glass and learned the difference between the real thing and the stuff sold in craft stores, I had purchased some of the fake stuff

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Jan 2, 2011

Painted sea glass pendants

I have painted rocks in the past so I thought I'd see how well the frosted surface of sea glass would take paint. Of course, it has to be sealed with

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Jan 2, 2011

Share

No story here today. I believe in telling all! It is a gift that people who feel the beauty of sea glass should share with others. It is a pay it forward

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Jan 2, 2011

Loch Glass?!! - Online Photo Contests

Whilst we were holidaying in Scotland we visited Loch Lommond. I have photographed my find, as you will see lots of the pieces are just stones which

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Jan 2, 2011

Sea Glass Marble - Wins the December Photo Contest!

Yes, this beautiful photo of a rare sea glass marble comes from Joyce in New Jersey. Check it out along with the other submissions!

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Jan 1, 2011

Two for the Price of One - Hurry!

Do you like this web site? Have you ever thought about building an online business like ours here at Odyssey?

For a few days, you can actually get two web sites for the price of one!

Check this out! Click on the link below!

For samples of our two web sites that we got on the two-for-one special last December, see our sites Inside-Peru and Solar-Energy-Pros.

Click for more info


Dec 31, 2010

Sea Glass Pendants

I have netted a few in bezel settings and added decorative bails

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Dec 31, 2010

How can you tell sea glass from rock?

Some of the small round rocks I find on the beach look like some of the sea glass in these pictures. How do you tell the difference between a rock and

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Dec 31, 2010

Odyssey Sea Glass Photo Contest Ends Today!

The Odyssey Sea Glass Online Digital Photo Contest for December 2010 ends today!

YOU need to take a look at these submissions. The photos will make you drool (stay away from your computer keyboard while drooling).

Then rate the photo (see notes further down).

YOU have a few hours left to submit your photo, too.

POST IT!

It can be any photo of sea glass from any year. But please don't post any photos not your own.

Click on the comment button and add a few words. Even one word, like "Great" is enough.

There is a star rating system. The default rating is 5 stars, so if you don't think it rates 5 stars, select the number you believe is right.

Have fun!

And tomorrow, Januray 2011, starts a new online digital photo contest, so get your fingers on the camera trigger and head for the beach.

David and Lin at Odyssey wish you

Happy Hunting!

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Dec 31, 2010

Help With Lettering on Brown Sea Glass please...

I bought a wonderful collection of sea glass that was mostly gathered from Lake Superior. This particular piece appears to be from the bottom of a Hi-lex

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Dec 31, 2010

Sea Glass Photo Contest - Purple - Great Finds for New Jersey Beach

Purple piece of glass was found in December 2010, on Fortescue Beach in New Jersey. It was cold and the top half of the beach was snow covered. This

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Dec 31, 2010

Sea Glass Photo Contest - New Jersey Beach Marble

This marble was found in November 2010 on Fortescue Beach in New Jersey. It was a cold breezy day, very low tide. This beach is my favorite beach to

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Dec 30, 2010

New Brighton State Beach (Santa Cruz County) Sea Glass Report

Rated: Poor Took a quick walk here last week and didn't see anything. Might be worth exploring more - there is an area called 'China Beach' where there

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Dec 30, 2010

Huntington Beach, Ca Sea Glass

I live right by the Pier in Huntington Beach, Ca. Sea glass hunting is my new hobby since moving here 7 months ago. Some days are better than others,

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HERE'S SOME OLDER HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

Feb 23, 2010, Compass Island One Tree Island Florida Beach Glass

St. Pete, Florida Found 2 pieces of poorly tumbled , very slightly frosted brown glass at St. Pete Beach , a pretty green/clear coke bottle piece on

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Feb 23, 2010, fake sea glass

what kind of acid is used to make fake sea glass.is it safe for the enviormen

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Feb 22, 2010, La Selva Beach, Calif Sea Glass

We found this today at La Selva Beach. It's become a new hobby for my parents too! We've been finding tons of seaglass all over our beaches. The girls

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Feb 22, 2010, Black (red) sea glass from Mallorca Spain

I live in Mallorca, Spain and found this piece of black glass on the beach. 

To my surprise, it is red with an orange hue. Can you tell me please what

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Feb 22, 2010, Ediz Hook WA

Beautiful day in Port Angles. My kids loved the south side of the hook with the crabs and craft quality glass in abundance. My wife and I loved the rocky

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Feb 19, 2010, Glass Beach below McCurdy Point Road, Port Townsend

I have been to Glass beach in Port Townsend once and hiked from North beach. I s there any way to get access from McCurdy Point Road or near there? The

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Feb 17, 2010, Bounty of the Sea - Sea Glass in Southern California

Check out this write up with pictures. So exciting! 

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Feb 17, 2010, 2nd Annual Fort Bragg Sea Glass Festival

This year's festival will be held over Memorial Day weekend, 5/29,30, & 31. 

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"2nd Annual Fort Bragg Sea Glass Festival"


Feb 17, 2010, Pottery Shards---You Beauty!

You have to love this beach. No matter what time of the day, 

what day of the year, I always come back with something! Last weekend was no exception.

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Feb 17, 2010, Discovery Park

A nice selection of colors here but not much in terms of aged pieces. My family has a collection of return it to the sea pieces that are destined for somewhere.

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Feb 14, 2010, Best way to illuminate seaglass

Hello everyone. We are new to sea glass collecting and we find a lot of black glass. What is a good way if illuminating a piece at home? Some of

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Feb 14, 2010, Sea Glass Collection Punta Veleros, Peru

Feb 2010 Punta Veleros, Per

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Feb 13, 2010, Glass on glass.

I did this sailing boat with beach glass on a piece of clear glass. I marked out the pattern first first with a marker pen, then glued the pieces, then

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Feb 9, 2010, Rustic Seaglass Window

This was a really easy project and one I enjoyed making. All you need is a wooden window sash (usually available at Habitat stores) an extra piece of

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Feb 9, 2010, The "Colors of Sea Glass" Photo That Didn't Come Out in the Newsletter

Well, what can I say! Big booboo on the last newsletter, where the photo did not show up. All you who thought it was a problem with your email account....please

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"The "Colors of Sea Glass" Photo That Didn't Come Out in the Newsletter"


Feb 9, 2010, Sea glass at St. Petersburg Beach

Is there any place to find sea glass near St. Petersburg Beach? We usually hunt for Beach glass on Lake Erie. Thank you

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