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Odyssey Sea Glass Newsletter - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
October 11, 2013

David and Lin Sea GlassHave you ever traveled to a beach reported to have really good sea glass and then found almost nothing?

If you have, then you probable felt deceived by the person making the original report.

But wait. sea glass can be Here Today, Gone Tomoroow, then... read more on this subject below.

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Here's what you'll find in this October 2013 edition of the Odyssey Sea Glass Newsletter.

Stay in the Loop - Be Connected - In the Know

Odyssey Sea Glass Pinterest Photos

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Odyssey's Etsy shop

Odyssey Sea Glass Zazzle Products

Sea Glass Products by David and Lin at -
From mugs to baby shirts, aprons to tote bags, etc
Sea Glass Post Just Perfect Blue
"Just Perfect.."
Sea Glass - At the Beach, Life is Different Poster
Sea Glass Delight Poster
Sea Glass - The Sea Casts It's Spell
I Love Sea Glass -
Tees & more

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Winner of the October 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

Sea Glass Photo Contest Winner September 2013
The winning photo is "Lake Jewels" by Bonnie Z. from Cleveland, Ohio
Congratulations, Bonnie!

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - or - Why Didn't I Find Any?

You're not the only one who has gotten excited about a reported great beach for sea glass only to travel there and find almost nothing.

Did the person who originally reported the beach deceive you? Does the beach have lots of glass or none? Who's right?

Both of you could be right!

There are a number of possible reasons that there was no glass showing when you went to that beach. We'll talk about two of those reasons.

Two Reasons for Finding Few Treasures

First, due to currents and wave action, a beach that is covered with pebbles with a decent amount of sea glass can, in a matter of one tide change, became a sandy desert.

This happened to Lin and me (David) just recently.

Although we've had this happen several times in the past, probably the most notable occurence of this phenomena occured here in Huanchaco, Peru the past month.
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We had moved here and gotten excited over the great sea glass finds, coming home with very nice catches almost daily for the first month.

Then the swell (waves) direction changed.

What a disappointment. The beach was no longer scattered with pebbles and sea glass. There was  sand, sand, sand.

We came home each time with literally just a few pieces of unexciting glass.

We became a little uneasy wondering if the first month had been just a fluke, and the beach really was not productive.

If someone had come here to our beach during those 10 or 12 days based on our glittering reports, they surely would have been disappointed!

Second, different people see different colors, and some have what I would call extremely good eyesight and eye-to-brain nerve signals.

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For example, Lin and Me

I know I've whined in the past about this, but Lin just KILLS me when it comes to finding sea glass.

Especially the greens, reds, and green-blues.

Now if I look directly at these colors, I can see them plainly.

But when I am scanning an area with thousands of earth-colored pebbles of every sort of design, my
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 eyes just don't seem to register those colors; where Lin's eyes catch them out of the corner and yards away!

Fortunately, now "our" beach is back to normal. In fact, Lin found a real prize about 2 days ago, this nice shooter (big) marble!

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Conclusion of the Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Sea Glass Question

Don't jump to conclusions. The person who got there before you and found a bunch of beach glass where you are finding none may not be all bad.

The beach could have changed drastically between visits and/or that person is just a whiz on finding sea glass.

Sure, there are other factors to consider (the report may have been an outright lie, for example), but the two reasons here for a possible lack of sea glass finds can explain many of the misunderstandings.

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Have you missed out on the new pages and blogs at Odyssey Sea Glass?

Check them out quickly and easily on our Sea Glass Blog or take a look at a selection below that you might have missed.

Happy hunting to all!

David and Lin Schneider

Did You Miss These Exciting Blogs?

Selected Pages from Odyssey and Contributors

Oct 11, 2013

10/2/1013 Glass Beach Port Townsend

~ sea glass catch submitted by Adelita Jorquera, Port Townsend, WA On October 2, 2013 these were my finds. Large aquamarine Reds, pinks, oranges,

Continue reading "10/2/1013 Glass Beach Port Townsend"

Oct 04, 2013

San Clemente Pier

~ Sea glass report submitted by Shelby, San Clemente  Name of the Beach: San Clemente Pier - Southern California Rate the beach: 3 (Fair - 1 to

Continue reading "San Clemente Pier"

Oct 04, 2013

Port Townsend, Washington, Sea Glass Jewelry

Timeless Sea Glass Adie Jorquera, Owner/Artist - Port Townsend My names is Adie and I am so lucky that I live in Port Townsend

Continue reading "Port Townsend, Washington, Sea Glass Jewelry"

Oct 02, 2013

Adie's Sea Glass Marbles

~ submitted by Adie in Port Townsend, Washington “Adie's Sea Glass Marbles” The day started off just like any other day, we were preparing

Continue reading "Adie's Sea Glass Marbles"

Sep 29, 2013

What was this Sea Glass?

~ question submitted by Audrey Cozzie in Okinawa, Japan What was this Sea Glass back in its day? Hello, I live in Okinawa, Japan. I have found a lot

Continue reading "What was this Sea Glass?"

Sep 25, 2013

Best Clear Sea Glass Ever ???

~ question submitted by George Coul from , Kitty Hawk, NC, USA Found: This large piece of clear / white glass. When: Yesterday 9/22/13 Where: On

Continue reading "Best Clear Sea Glass Ever ???"

Sep 21, 2013

Oxnard Beach, Oxnard California August 2013

~ submitted by Lilian of Millbrae, California Oxnard Beach, Oxnard California August 2013 Found these treasures during a minus tide that exposed

Continue reading "Oxnard Beach, Oxnard California August 2013"

Sep 17, 2013

Is This a Tooth or Tusk? Animal Ivory Beach Find?

~ submitted by David Schneider in Huanchaco, Peru Lin and I were looking for sea glass here the other day and I found this tooth or bone. I

Continue reading "Is This a Tooth or Tusk? Animal Ivory Beach Find?"

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 14th / 2013 Sea Glass Javex Bottle Bottom

~ sea glass photo submitted by Nicole Blanchard from Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada I wonder how rare it is to find the whole bottom with the

Continue reading "Sep 14th / 2013 Sea Glass Javex Bottle Bottom "

Sep 13, 2013

Lake Jewels - September 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by Bonnie Z., Cleveland, Ohio Where was this photo taken? This photo was taken on my desk after finding this collection that day at Headlands

Continue reading "Lake Jewels - September 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Sep 12, 2013

Grandam from Ohio Finds Her Fist Beach Glass Marble

~ sea glass story submitted by Adelita Jorquera from Ohio, United States This August my husband's mom came to vacation with us from Ohio, and she

Continue reading "Grandam from Ohio Finds Her Fist Beach Glass Marble"

Sep 11, 2013

Yorkshire and Seaham Sea Glass

~ submitted by Deana Cross in Whitehaven, Cumbria, England Hi David and Lin, I am a new subscriber of your news letter.  I am an American, now

Continue reading "Yorkshire and Seaham Sea Glass"

Sep 11, 2013

Sea Glass Photo Gallery

Sea Glass Photo Gallery - Submitted by our viewers and us, see these stunning photos and videos of sea glass

Continue reading "Sea Glass Photo Gallery"

Sep 11, 2013

Sea Glass by the Seashore - September 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by Jodi Fraser Greer in Wickford, Rhode Island Where was this photo taken? Sand Hill Cove Beach, Point Judith, Rhode Island. Date, time

Continue reading "Sea Glass by the Seashore - September 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Sep 10, 2013

Raspberry, Mocha, and Chocolate Swirl Marbles - September 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by Adie in Port Townsend, WA Where was this photo taken? All three marbles were found on North Beach Port Townsend. We found the Mocha

Continue reading "Raspberry, Mocha, and Chocolate Swirl Marbles - September 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Sep 10, 2013

The Ultimate Black Sea Glass Colour - September 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ submitted by David in Durham, England, GB Where was this photo taken? Durham England Date, time of day, and weather conditions? A bright summers

Continue reading "The Ultimate Black Sea Glass Colour - September 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Sep 08, 2013

Old Button found on Beach?

~ question submitted by David and Lin from Huanchaco, Peru, South America Lin and I (David) were hunting sea glass, glassin', on our local beach in Huanchaco,

Continue reading "Old Button found on Beach?"

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