So it's fall and most of the tourists have returned to their lives elsewhere, except a few weekend people. That means the crowds at the beaches will ease up, and therefore, more beach glass can be found without all the competition. I cannot emphasize enough just how addicting looking for beach glass is. And taking photos.
Off I went one absolutely gorgeous late morning, to a small and unnamed beach over on the Cape side of Bourne. Not really much to find in this cove, but I'm glad I stopped anyway. It's always interesting to me to see this part of the Cape for some reason, this farthest western shore that abuts the Canal.
Couldn't resist making one.
Directly across the Canal from this beach is Mass Maritime.
Next I thought I'd take a stab at Mashnee Island again. I figured if anyone else was parked there I'd just drive on by and then head out of the area, but luckily the place was deserted. I parked and went out for a long walk.
Tons and tons of shells and shellfish!
I found a few pieces of glass....not quite worn all the way but my rule of thumb is if it's not sharp enough to cut or stab me, then it's acceptable. I tossed a lot of fresh glass back into the water. But I also found a few pieces of worn glass, unusual bits and pieces, so my drive to continue hiking around the point, in front of private homes that face the western entrance of the Canal and Buzzards Bay, overtook my desire to not get caught trespassing on their beaches. This area is an excellent place to search for glass because of the way it juts out into the Bay.
This is actually at the Bourne Rotary. I've been meaning to take a picture of it for ages and finally pulled into their parking lot for a couple of quick snaps.
Never saw one of these in my 47 years and now I find a second operculum in less than a month!!
Yes this is a taillight piece but it was kicked into the sand from the parking lot and was scuffed up/worn, so I say it counts as finding red beach glass, the rarest of the rare.
My haul from both beaches. The operculum is the pearly thing on the left. I also got that opaque pink piece too.