I went to do some beachcombing at Scraggy Neck, in the Pocasset/Cataumet area of Bourne, not too far from Mashnee Island. I chose these beaches because of their proximity to the oncoming waves in Buzzards Bay, and because they were probably not likely to be visited by people looking for beach glass. I was betting on some decent finds, especially being the end of the winter stormy weather and before summer arrives.
I must admit to a sense of entitlement when it comes to visiting places like this. I cavalierly ignored the "Private Beach! No Trespassing! Residents Only!" signs, drove to the beaches, parked and walked to my heart's content. I figured I could get away with it, that time of year and in the middle of a weekday. While I brought Sagan and Pepper with me, I didn't bring them out on the beach with me b/c I just didn't think it'd be a good idea, plus my car would be less likely to be towed with 2 dogs, one of which is a German shepherd, in it.
It was a very windy day, but mild.
This is the Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse. I'd never even heard of it before. It was built in 1943 and automated in 1978. It marks the western entrance of the Canal. It was named after President Grover Cleveland, whose summer white house was at Gray Gables in Bourne.
Coast Guard chopper.
Path to the beach
Epic success!! Some aren't quite worn all the way, but my 'keep or toss back in the water guide' is, if it can't cut me, it comes home with me. And no blue shard is ever turned down, able to cut me or not.
More shells and cool stones. I can't get enough of the beautiful rocks and stones on the beaches here. I just wish there was a way to identify them. There seems to be a lot of quartz-type stuff in all colours and they look beautiful when wet. I really need a rock tumbler! The one large rock on the far right side glitters with gold sparkles!!!