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Odyssey Newsletter - Garbage on Beach - Ouch!
June 29, 2012
Hi,

Lin_and_DavidWe hope you are able to cool off if you're suffering the heat wave affecting many areas.

Lin and I are still in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the United States; probably one of the few areas where the weather has been below normal temperatures so far this year.

We have been able to appreciate the beauty of the beaches, though, with trips to North Beach and also Ediz Hook, close to where we are living.

If you haven't had a chance to do it yet, please read the article on "How to Find a Good Sea Glass Beach."

Beach dump sea glass replenishmentIn that article, it talks about old home sites high on the bluffs above the beach.

With erosion, backyard dumps that used to be a distance from the cliffs are now slowly falling into the beach area.

You'll see what we found last week in a few photos below in our "Garbage on Beach. Ouch!" article.





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Garbage on Beach. Ouch!

Last week Lin and I went to our favorite sea glass beach... and found that dumping on the beach continues.

Old homestead sites on bluff.
Beach dump - sea glass replenishment

You can see a house currently at the top of the bluff in the trees.

The bluffs here are about 200 feet high (rough guess).

It's estimated that these bluffs are losing up from 2 to 10 feet a year due to erosion.


Beach Replenishment?
Beach dump - sea glass replenishment

Below the high, tree-covered bluff seen in the first photo, Lin and I came across this modern dumped stuff.

There are only two ways that this trash could have gotten here.

It either was dumped over the edge on purpose (we don't like to think this).

Or it was dumped on the property in the woods near the bluff and erosion by waves has caused the cliff to crumble, bringing down what used to be on top.



Beach Replenishment?
Beach dump - sea glass replenishment

The only real glass you can see here is in the monitor screen to the left.


Beach Replenishment?
Beach dump - sea glass replenishment

We tried to figure out how this bike managed to be upright. The high tide of the previous night has left seaweed and stuff hanging on it with no sign of some other beachcomber having propped it up!

What conclusion do we draw from this example of "beach replenishment" here in the state of Washington?

Some say sea glass is disappearing. However, we have always felt that, even though garbage is not being dumped directly onto beaches in the USA anymore (well, not as much at least),

There are many areas where erosion is eating into pre-existing dump sites and the glass from those sites is ending up on the shoreline and beginning to turn into sea glass.

Example: About 30 miles northwest of here is the Port Angeles city dump.

This is a landfill that's being used at the present time. It's on the bluffs above the Strait of San Juan (Pacific Ocean).

Efforts to stop the erosion of the bluffs are proving futile and a whole new lot of raw sea glass material is going to be available - thousands of tons over the years to come.

Another example: Seaside and Sand City, California, are the towns nearest Fort Ord, a large military base which is now closed.

For many years, the base dumped its trash into the sand dunes behind the beaches.

You can see literally millions of pieces of glass gliterring in the sand dunes, and the glass that is in the surf line now is producing some excellent rare finds.

These are just two examples known to us - and if you think of beaches nationwide or worldwide, the same process could be repeating itself thousands of times.

Lin and I feel that sea glass, on the whole, is being replenished at an amazing rate.

What about the old standbys; the beaches where you could find so much glass 30 years ago? What has happened to that glass? I'll discuss what has really happened to much of that glass in a future article.

So, as always,

Happy hunting to all!

David and Lin Schneider
OdysseySeaGlass.com


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