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your Odyssey Sea Glass News, Issue #048 - Treasure Hunt Peru!
February 21, 2011
Hi,

Lin_and_David

Punta Sal or "Salt Point" Sea Glass Hunt

By Lin Schneider It's great having friends who look for sea glass for you, especially when you can't always get to the beach to do that.

We had friends go up north to a place called Punta Sal for a day at the beach last week.

A couple of days later, one of my little friends, Alvaro age 7, handed me a bag of sea glass. I was touched.

When I opened up the bag I couldn't believe the colors and the quality of the sea glass.

Punta Sal Peru Sea Glass Calle

Various shades blue and green along with two pieces of cobalt and an agate.

I told David we had to go check it out and all week long I was wondering when could make the trip there.

The Journey - Third World Style

Well, yesterday we decided to make the trip, so off we headed to Punta Sal. To get there, you go north through Mancora, a large tourist town.

We learned a lot of things on that trip, like it's best to go to Mancora and catch a taxi (shared, called a "colectivo") from there to Punta Sal than it is to sit and wait in the "bus," a passenger van (combi) here in Los Organos to fill up and go.

There is no set schedule, they leave when there's enough passengers.

The colectivo does costs more but who wants to wait an hour to get going. We had been sitting in the van for a long while; thought we were heading out because he started heading out of town only to turn around and go back to where we came from. They were looking for more people to fill up the van.

We decided this wasn't a good idea, so hopped out and ran over to get the taxi because the bus (big nice bus) to Mancora wasn't ready to leave yet. 

Mancora Bus and Colectivo

In Mancora, we got a colectivo taxi to Punta Sal. We could have taken the combi from Mancora itself, but we were afraid of sitting a long time like in Los Organos and the idea of spending our whole morning sitting in the hot sun wasn't our idea of fun.

The Destination

Punta Sal wasn't anything like I imagined it. Beautiful small hotels and beach rentals. Some nice restaurants.

Punta Sal Peru Beach Scene

Old and new houses, lots of people. And, heading south, the best part of all, rocks and pebbles on the beach reminiscent of West Beach in Washington. I was stoked.

Punta Sal Peru Lin Schneider

We ran into one of our friends who sells ice cream on the beach there and asked him where our friends had gone when they found the sea glass, and he showed us, a long ways south.

Punta Sal Peru Beach Pebbles

Off we headed but of course we got sidetracked by all the neat rocks and bits of sea shells totally smooth.

The Treasure

First piece found, teal color.

Punta Sal Peru Sea Glass Blue

Second piece found, same.

Punta Sal Peru Sea Glass Blue

All told we found about 16 pieces of sea glass, almost all jewelry quality and only one piece of white. The rest were various shades of blue and green, and one piece of a citron color.

Punta Sal Peru Sea Glass Citron

David found a gorgeous piece of cornflower blue, albeit little, but still beautiful.

Punta Sal Peru Sea Glass Schneider

Conclusion?

I wouldn't exactly call Punta Sal a great beach for sea glass; we were there looking for 3-1/2 hours and only found those 16 pieces ... but, amazingly, we found no "raw"pieces of glass. Every single one was well-cooked, frosted, and not chipped except for the pale citron piece, and it was still within acceptable collector's glass shape.

Although Punta Sal, Peru, is not what I would call a sea glass beach destination, per se, if you were planning on going to or staying in Punta Sal (highly recommended - great beach, good food, fine lodging), all in all, it sure is a great place to enjoy the beach, sun, and even treasure hunting!

So, keep on keeping on everyone and let us know of your trips to the beach and your finds. Take care and stay safe.

Lin Schneider - Odyssey Sea Glass Artist and Main Beach Person (Beach Bum? Boy, she sure is tan!)

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

Feb 20, 2011

2011 February 16th - Punta Sal Peru - Sea Glass

(translated from Spanish) Our family took a day trip to Punta Sal and picked up these pieces of sea glass. This was among four of us and the first time

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Feb 20, 2011

I love the Sea

A photo of a mix of my finds. Gloucester, MA beachcomber and artist. The shard that says sea is on of my favs!!! most likely English .....from Chelsea

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Feb 20, 2011

Sterling State Park Beach Glass Report

Monroe, Michigan-Sterling State Park. Found browns,greens,whites,and and excellent blue with a small E on it. Great public beach on Lake Erie,easy access.

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Feb 20, 2011

Manhattan Beach California Sea Glass Report

manhattan bch has lettel glass due to the beach with no rocks to keep it there.same with hermosa bch and el segundo. best beach in the south bay is redondo.good

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Feb 16, 2011

Swartvlei Beach, Sedgefield, South Africa

Swartvlei Beach is a fascinating beach for many reasons. It's close to the popular Swartvlei Camping site on the banks of the Swartvlei Lagoon. Behind

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Feb 16, 2011

Piece of History

I found this ceramic shard among some rocks by the pier at Woodland Beach, Delaware. At first I did not think it would be as wonderful of a find, until

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Feb 14, 2011

Sea Glass Jewelry Making / Original Glass Jewelry

Glass Jewelry Making - Interview with Joan Laverick of

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Feb 14, 2011

Handmade Sterling Jewelry and Sea Glass / Making Glass Jewelry

Handmade Sterling Jewelry and Sea Glass - Interview with Signe Lawson. We'd like to introduce you to Signe, one of the very talented up-and-coming sea glass jewelers that have appeared

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Feb 13, 2011

Mero Beach, Dominica - Sea Glass Beach Report

View Larger Map Dominica Found 16+ pieces of sea glass at Mero Beach. My pockets were full! Each handful of black volcanic sand from this beach

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Feb 8, 2011

Keyes Beach in Hyannisport, Masachusetts

I have been collecting sea glass for nearly 40 years, mostly on the Cape, sometimes in Maine

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Feb 8, 2011

Keyes Beach in Hyannisport, Massachusetts

I have been collecting sea glass for nearly 40 years, mostly on the Cape, sometimes in Maine. ---------- How unusual to find bottles fairly intact but

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Feb 8, 2011

Seaglass Mosaics

I have been collecting sea glass for over a year. Having several container fulls of glass, I finally decided to do something with it all. Not really

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Feb 8, 2011

IDENTIFYING MY SEA GLASS

I CAME ACROSS SOME SEA GLASS AT AN ESTATE SALE. THEY TOLD ME THAT THE COUPLE COLLECTED SEA GLASS ON THEIR TRAVELS. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE CAME FROM.

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Feb 8, 2011

Sea Glass Reds

Some of the best reds I found last year. -------------- Wow, James, all of us are green with envy over your sea glass reds!!! Lin is drooling, get the

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Feb 7, 2011

2/5/2011 Sand City Ca UV Glass - Catch of the Day

Some of my UV glass. -------------- Beautiful UV glass, James! How big are the pieces? All the ones we've seen have been fairly small. The photo illustrates

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Feb 7, 2011

UV Glass, Ultraviolet, Vaseline, Uranium Glass - What is it?

Here's the answer from Nick Donofrio* of SeaGlassDreams.com: VASELINE GLASS / URANIUM GLASS WHAT IS IT ? Vaseline Glass is a term used to describe a

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Feb 6, 2011

Seaside, CA (6 visits in 2010-2011) Sea Glass Rainbow

OK, not a single day's catch but we finally found a piece of red to complete our rainbow! The results of 3 of us following in James H's footsteps (with

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Feb 6, 2011

Going Marbles Over Sea Glass!

I've got a weakness for marbles, as so many hunters do. On a good day, I find one, maybe two. On a beautiful summer's day last year I went out to a

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Feb 2, 2011

Im going to Brigantine, NJ - sea glass there?

View Larger Map Hi everyone, I'm going to a popular beach in Brigantine, NJ. I don't think there are dump sites on the beach and it' s not that dirty,so

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Feb 1, 2011

can i sell my sea glass?

where can I sell some seaglass? ---------------- Hi, Shelley. Here is a page where different people ask about selling or pricing sea glass etc. Just

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Feb 1, 2011

MULLINS BAY, BARBADOS Sea Glass Report

I WENT IN JANUARY TO BARBADOS, I WAS STAYING IN THE SOUTH SIDE(NO GLASS BY DIVI RESORT SOUTHWINDS, HOWEVER, I TOOK A $2.OO BUS RIDE UP TO THE COBBLER'S

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Feb 1, 2011

Coney Island NY

Went To Coney Island today 1/30/11, went straight up the block on Stillwell Ave across the boardwalk to the water line next to the rock jetty. There

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Jan 26, 2011

Special Odyssey News Letter

Interview with Joan Laverick of Authentica seaglass jewellery.

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Jan 26, 2011

NEW JEWELRY LINES Jan 24th 2011!

Earrings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces, featuring these exclusive lines:

Authentica - jewellery from Joan Laverick in Olde England with the rarest sea glass you have seen...

linje designs - elegant wire-wrapped sea glass jewelry from Odyssey's own Lin Schneider...

SignetureX-clusive, the best in contemporary sea glass jewelry design by Signe Lawson...

Be sure to check these out!

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Jan 26, 2011

Glass Beach Mendocino

I have heard and read a lot about the glass beach in Mendocino California. Is it true that there were like 4 or 5 dumps that dumped the trash of the town

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Jan 26, 2011

Dark Blue Seaglass?

On the beach I found a Darkish blue colored seaglass. Its from a beach in Maryland. I usually cant find them but I dont know if its really rare or just

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Jan 26, 2011

Ohio, Lake Erie Sea Glass Where?

Can anyone tell me where at Lake Erie to search for sea glass? Thanks - li

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Jan 26, 2011

Jewel of the Chesapeake

This green bottleneck top was found along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland. It washed ashore with other glass, pebbles and

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HERE'S SOME OLDER HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:


Mar 9, 2010, Search This Site!!!!

We welcome the many sea glass fans that are getting to know us here at Odyssey Sea Glass.

As you know, our aim is to provide as much information we can give as well as getting y'all to contribute your knowledge and experience.

That's why there are currently about 800 pages of sea glass stuff on Odyssey Sea Glass.

There is no way we can keep it in front of you!!!!

So USE THE SEARCH BOX (see top of left column Search/Contents) to find a lot of information that you won't otherwise see.

For example, we just got a nice comment wondering about whether Fort Bragg permits taking of sea glass. I put "bragg" into our search box and came back with 10 pages that talk about it.

One of the pages is a full-blown article with photos and very complete information on legalities of seaglassing there.

But you may never see that article...and many others just as nice unless you do the SEARCH thing!!!

So the 3 rules for finding info on sea glass:

1. Search our site.

2. Search our site.

3. Search our site.

Actually, there's a fourth rule...because there is a lot of info still out there:

4. If it's not found on SEARCH, ask in the Questions section (toward the bottom of the left column).

Thanks, and Happy Hunting...you knowwww what I mean!

David (editor)

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Mar 9, 2010, Using PMC to make sea glass jewelry

Could I get a complete list of items needed so I can shop and begin this very exciting hobby. Thanks

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Mar 9, 2010, Polishing Sea Glass- Good or Bad Idea?

I have a few pieces of light green and brown sea glass that I collected as a child while living on Kodiak Island, AK. As I got older and had amassed

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Mar 4, 2010, Turquoise Glass Bottle Topper

I recently have enjoyed the pleasure of collecting sea glass. Two weeks ago as I was out hunting I found a beautiful turquoise glass bottle topper. Very

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Mar 4, 2010, Sea glass, real or faux?

How can you tell if it is real sea glass and not tumbled? Someone is selling jewelry of 'pure' sea glass. Necklaces and bracelets made of pieces that

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Feb 28, 2010, Beach Glass "koru" (spiral) pattern on rock

just a nice roundy rock I thought would make a good doorstop! The koru design means new life in the Maori language. I used a cheap construction adhesive

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