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your Odyssey Sea Glass News, Issue #029 +/- Lin Chips In
February 09, 2010
Lin chips in today, saying, "Hi everyone,

We had memories of walking West Beach, Washington, today here in Los Organos, Peru. Why? Because there were piles of pebbles and rocks all bunched up  up and down the beach just like it would do sometimes at West Beach.

Mostly, the beach here is sand overlaying slabs of rock, but where we like to go to look for sea glass is around the point. There the beach is made up of shells that have been finely ground down butted up against sandstone cliffs.  Today was the first day that we've seen piles of pebbles and shells all swept up into bunches.  And boy did we have fun.

I wouldn't say that the sea glass is as plentiful as some other places we've been to, but there is enough sea glass here to keep it interesting for us. We're finding colors that are very different from what we found walking West Beach.

I would have to say, though, that most of the pieces we find aren't jewelry quality A, but we've found some really nice colors that, given time, should be wonderful pieces of sea glass.

The beach faces the ocean; here's nothing breaking the waves coming in, so a lot of the pieces of sea glass will have chips in them or one or more sides not totally rounded. That's not to say though that we aren't finding any nice rounded pieces as the pic will show.

Sea glass colors at pta veleros peru

I'm totally stoked that we're finding even what we're finding because I had this fear of moving to Peru and being stuck somewhere where there wasn't any sea glass. Ack, how awful that would have been. As it is, I'm always hopeful of finding at least one really nice piece of sea glass when we go. Hey, and this place will always have a place in my memory as being the place where I found my very first sea glass bead!

Be sure to check back often because we do have plans to check out other places in the future. As a matter of fact we were talking to some of our friends here the other day, and he told us that he remembers going to the beach with his family when he was a boy and remembers two beaches where there was always sea glass.  So, that is definitely on the agenda; it's also a good excuse to go traveling and see what's out there.

Right now, though, we're in the midst of planning and gearing up for Kelsey's upcoming wedding in Bolivia and trying to figure out how we're going to travel to get there. The El Nino has taken its toll on Southern Peru and even parts of Bolivia with lots of mud slides and flooding. We had originally thought of doing part of the trip by bus and part by plane, but now, we're not too sure.

We'll keep ya posted.

As always to all,

Happy hunting,"

Lin -------------------------------

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.


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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.

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David (editor)

Feb 8, 2010, Glass Fishing Floats - About what is it worth?

I have a blue ball glass fishing float with the marking of 1 on the bottom. I was wandering if you could tell me what it is worth? I have a green on

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Feb 8, 2010, Puerto Rico Beaches - Domes and Spanish Wall, Sea Glass, and Shells

Rincon is famous for its beaches, though mainly for the wild surf breaks that draw surfers from all around the world primarily

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Feb 6, 2010, Red? Red. Red! Sea Glass!!

I just had to show you what Lin found today. She also took the photo, she's getting so good at it. Our local beach (at the point) is probably classified

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Feb 6, 2010, Sea Glass Photos of the Catch of the Day!

Sea glass photos - Regularly posted pics of what one can find on a given day at a local beach! Big one that got away? Perhaps....

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Feb 5, 2010, Brant Beach, Long Beach Island, NJ

I Found over 30 pieces in 1 hour . stand were you see shells and rocks in the ocean and there's ton

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Feb 5, 2010, Uranium Sea Glass!!

We read that they use to make glass with uranium in it. We also were told that if you shine a black light on it it will we got out our entire

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Feb 4, 2010, Seagull Picture with Beach Glass!

Hi. Isn`t the internet amazing? I live `down under` in New Zealand & had no idea there were dedicated websites for beach glass gatherers!! This is something

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Feb 4, 2010, Showcasing Sea Glass

I have a gallon or two of beautiful frosty seaglass and I would like to showcase them. I don't want to glue it to anything, make pottery, jewelry or anything

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Feb 4, 2010, Sea Glass News and Events

Upcoming sea glass news events and announcements of interest to all of you "beachcombers." You may send in your newsworthy dates, including related crafts fairs and shows here. Check often for the...

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Feb 3, 2010, The Sea Glass Odyssey Begins Here

What is sea glass? Where can I find it? Is the collection I have unique or valuable? Here is your complete guide to collecting, sorting, and working with sea or beach glass!

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Feb 3, 2010, Need help with identifying sea glass with wolf's head

I found an aqua (ish) bottom of a bottle. It was imprinted with the profile of a wolf's head. Could you please identify or point me in the right

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Feb 2, 2010, Blue Sea Glass Bead!

I had a wonderful treat today, and it was all because my loving hubby persuaded me to go to the beach. If we hadn't gone, I would have missed out on a

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Feb 2, 2010, What is the most common shade of sea glass to find?

What is the most common shade of sea glass to find? In my experiences, I am usually overloaded with beer-bottle browns (which I don't even bother to

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Jul 1, 2009, Sea Glass - Ile d'Orleans. Quebec, Canada

My husband and I were touring the island which is close to Quebec City. We just happened to stop and take a walk on the beach and found lots and

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Jun 30, 2009, Turquoise Sea Glass

When I spot a turquoise piece of sea glass my heart races, my eyes light up and I cannot reach down quick enough to snap it up and add it to my

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Jun 30, 2009, Sea Glass - Grand Case, St. Maarten/St. Martin

Grand Case, St. Maarten/St. Martin (on French side of island). Mostly green beach glass but I found a few pieces of brown and one beautiful piece

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Jun 29, 2009, mo mo

i don't think they should be revealed.. isn't that half the fun in finding the glass? i think finding your secret spot is just as exhilarating as

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