Searching for Beach Glass Treasures is my passion!
by Samantha Ligmann
(Port Orchard, WA)
Searching for Beach Glass Treasures
I remember going to the beaches of CT and NY every summer with my family... We always took a cooler full of sandwiches and drinks, beach towels, and sand toys.
We would spend hours in the water with my Dad, catching the waves and screaming with happiness and excitement.
One of my fondest memories was when the whole family would walk up and down the shore... searching for jingle shells, patterned rocks, and the ever coveted beach glass treasures.
We would be lucky to come away with a few pieces each summer. We treasured it, we thought of it as a jewel, something old, but beautiful, wondering where it had been, how it ended up there.
I moved to WA in 2007 and my passion for beach glass has been reignited! In the past few years I have found more beautifully worked beach glass on the shores of WA than has taken my Mom 25 years to find.
Each piece is more gorgeous than the next. I find myself craving it...just thinking about what treasure I might come across, what color I will find that day.
I can spend hours at my favorite spot, sitting in the sand, amongst the rocks, lightly brushing the top layer away to find the exquisite nuggets of glass.
The ride is almost 2 hours, but I would drive it every single day if I could. Some days I find over a pound of glass, sometimes 20 pieces... Either way, it is relaxing, invigorating, and peaceful.
I absolutely LOVE it!