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your Odyssey Sea Glass News, Issue #024 -- ~California Dreamin' On...
November 19, 2009
Hello All,

...on such a winter's day. Well, winter is coming in the near future, so there.

Lin and I leave Washington for the first short leg of our move to the beaches of N. Peru on Monday. And as the words of the Mamas and Papas hit above (showing our age), California is our first stop for three days. We will be visiting friends and family in Santa Cruz area, a great place for beach glass fanatics like you.

Here in Washington, the Pacific Northwest of the USA,the wind has been the strongest and most persistent we have seen it in past 3 years. Unfortunately, we just haven't had the time to do what we want to do...hit the shore for the beach glass treasures...So we await reports as they come in from those of you who are taking advantage of less crowded days at the beach, low tides, and heavier wave action to bring the beach to us!

Soon we should be getting some reports on what the storm-scoured beaches are producing. Of course, the storm season cycle also replenishes many beaches with "new" old glass from erosion of bluffs on the top of which used to exist homesteads or dumps, not to mention wash-outs of gullies where old trash from years gone by can finally reach the beach. This consists of shards, of course, but is the beach glass of the áfutures years.

But now...our greetings to you, visitors who are visiting our site here from your home countries of....Taiwan (Li ho), Bermuda (Hello, hello); and, of course, Jamaica (rock steady, monů).

Now, if I got those wrong, I hope you'll let me know so I can correct our list here.


Here is a little reminder to check out the upload features on "Catch of the Day,", where you can contribute your photos on what you find at the beach today (tonight, tomorrow, whatever). It works so smooooooth.

If you have more than one photo you would like to share, feel free to send us an email by clicking on the pic of us above.

For this week, we would 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.


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.

If you are a new subscriber, you will enjoy the story and photos at the Glass Beach Special.


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 your 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 the above photo.

David (editor)

Nov 16, 2009, Frankston Beach Beauty

What can I say? I could hardly believe my eyes! Life had been pretty hectic and I had decided to drive on down to the only place in the whole world

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Nov 15, 2009, Best Tides to Look for Sea Glass?

Can you please tell me if a proxigean tide is a very low tide and one of the best times to go look for sea

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Nov 13, 2009, Doughnut Glass Fishing Float Question

I have a question: on your fishing floats 3 page you feature a photo of a doughnut fishing float made by the Northwest Glass Co. in Seattle. Any

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Nov 12, 2009, Odyssey Sea Glass Site Map

Odyssey's site map - links to all pages on Odyssey Sea Glass. Find a specific page.

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Nov 10, 2009, Small cube glass fishing float identification?

I have a small collection of glass floats from La Jolla late 1950's. I have been picking up others over the years. I mainly collect antique bottles

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Nov 10, 2009, Are beach glass pieces with dates more or less valuable?


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Nov 10, 2009, My Uranium and Vaseline Glass

Uranium Glass click here to zoom I finally got a hold of a UV light and inspected my sea glass last night. Here is my Uranium Glass. Notice some

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Jun 3, 2009, Beach Decor for Beach Combers

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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Jun 3, 2009, Vintage Caribbean Art and Posters

Look at these beautiful, hand-picked old travel handbills, posters, and vintage Caribbean art! These are a must see for your island beach decor!

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Jun 2, 2009, A Sea Glass Sprinkled Picture Frame

For a long time I didn't know what to do with all my collection of sea glass in a jar. One day I decided to try gluing them onto the glass picture

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Jun 2, 2009, Rare Sea Glass

Rare Sea Glass and Rare Beach Glass: Why is it hard to find? How can I find it? Here is a detailed and complete guide to this fascinating subject. Three different types of beaches and three categories

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Jun 2, 2009, Many colors of sea glass

Most of the time when you go to the beach, you will find green, white or sometimes brown. These are the colors usually find at any beach. For a long

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Jun 1, 2009, Who needs an expensive machine for drilling holes in sea glass!

I wonder how many people bought those expensive drilling machines to make holes on the sea glasses. I was ready to get one, too. But the one I

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May 31, 2009, Beach Room With A View

Here is the ideal perch for the beach lover, beach comber, or sea glass collector! Reasonable rent! Book you reservation now! We came across

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May 31, 2009, Chinese Glass Floats

I have one really big glass float and about to nine different shape. My uncle was a fisherman in China and he gave them to me he was 89 years old when

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May 28, 2009, How many pieces of sea glass do you see?

(Click here to enlarge. Then use zoom tool.) 1. How many pieces of sea glass do you see? 2. What color is each one? 3. How many agates? 4.

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May 28, 2009, Tools for Finding Sea Glass

Hi, my name is Lisa and I have just discovered the beauty of sea glass. I have lived on the ocean, east and west coast all my life and never thought

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