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April 13, 2014

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I headed to my favourite beachcombing spot the day after I went to Scusset since I was again bitten by the beach glass bug.  I never noticed this weird looking rock before.  

Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse.  It was a cloudy'ish morning.




I realize that I'm taking a huge chance getting kicked off this beach because I ignored the many 'resident's only' and 'private beach' signs, but so far so good.  I probably won't make another trip here till fall.

Loaded with more shells than I have ever seen it.

No idea what kind of plant this is.



Seagulls drop shellfish on the jetties to break them open.



I got 76 pieces on this trip, although many are tiny chips and not as worn as I'd like.  Still, glass is glass. Now if only I could find more blue.

27 comments:

  1. Do you think it possible that the "mystery" rock has a partial fossil embedded in it? Or maybe a whole one... I can't tell.

    I am new here, so everyone else probably already knows this... but what do you do with the colored glass pieces?

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    1. Hi Robin! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I'm not sure what the deal is with that rock....I totally see a face in it, which is kinda creepy, esp. since this was the first time I ever noticed it, and I've been to that beach a few times. We have a lot of granite and marble in this region and that's what it sort of looks like to me, but anything is possible.

      I collect beach glass and just keep it on display in jars all over the house. I won't use my collection for crafts, unless it's something I make for myself. I have, however, purchased jars of beach glass in thrift shops specifically to use for crafts and jewelry.

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  2. Oh, great rock! My boys collect rocks. We need to figure out a storage/display system because they're kinda all over the place right now. For example, four fossilized rocks we found in a cliff on a camping trip five years ago - still, STILL, on my kitchen window sill.

    That third picture down from the lighthouse - I see a rock frog, fairly large, center, more towards the top. Am I crazy? Love it. Also, I don't much about photography, but even though I don't have an HD screen on this laptop, your photos look totally HD. Is that your new camera, you knowing how to use your camera to it's best potential, or me having read over 250 emails yesterday? LOL.

    Great sea glass haul. I agree that the blue is best! I just love that, is it cobalt? hue.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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    1. I have rocks everywhere. In cigar boxes, jars, vases, shelves. They are outside on the deck rails and in a metal bowl out there. I can't stop collecting them b/c they are so gorgeous, like jewels, when they are wet. They are so nondescript once they dry out. I don't see the frog! Which rock? In the vertical pic of the breakwater?

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  3. There's something wondrous about beaches, they offer new discoveries with every visit and their moods constantly change. They can go from bright, happy sunny, to pensive fog, to forebodingly dark and stormy, some days the wind can whip and gust enough to blow one over, on other days it can be a gentle zephyr .
    It's a shame that places like this are either private beachfront or restricted so that one has to purchase a pass in order to view and enjoy its beauty.

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    1. That is a beautiful and poetic (and accurate) description of beaches. I love them. I can't ever live in a land locked state. Lakes, no matter how large, are not the same thing as the ocean/salt water. Even in WA, Puget Sound was a poor substitute for being on the coast, 3-4 hours from where I was living.

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  4. Beautiful photos!! According to my geologist husband, the 'interesting' rock is three different types of igneous rock. The oldest is the light-colored granite in the foreground. It was intruded by the grey diorite (the one in the background). Then the pink aplite cross-cut the others. You are so lucky to live near such a fabulous beach!!

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    1. WOW!! Dawn thank you and your husband so much for identifying that stone. I thought it was granite but the other I was thinking might be marble. I would love it if your husband could identify all the rocks in my collection! lol

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    2. He says to post pictures of the rocks you're curious about, and maybe he can help you out!

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  5. It has always annoyed me that some areas sell off their beachfronts to private owners, thus effectively closing off that beach or part of nature from the public. This is done a lot in California too. There should always be public access, if most properties are privately owned.

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    1. I agree. But Cape Cod has a lot of exclusive areas that cater to wealthy people willing to pay high property taxes for the luxury of being private. My dad owned a beach cottage at private Spring Hill Beach in my hometown when I was a kid, and I admit it was damn nice to have the place to ourselves when public Sandy Neck and Town Neck were jam packed with people blasting radios and general loudness.

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  6. That rock is alluring - I can see so many images in its curves and colors. I hope it will be there when you return - perhaps photos from other angles?

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    1. It should be there, but could be under water at high tide.

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  7. That glass will look great on one of your creation.

    Mmm...Scraggy neck, I've got one of those.

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    1. LOL Val. We have a lot of place names that use the name 'neck'.

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  8. Beautiful photographs as always! I am so visiting your part of the world when I come to America :) And great to see you blogging again :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    xx

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! Yes there's A LOT to do and see here! No doubt about it!

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  9. They probably won't bother you about being on the beach until the season arrives in a few weeks. That rock is awesome! I'm glad Dawn's hubby figured out what it is. It looks like an alien rock!

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    1. There actually is a guard shack at the beginning of the road out there that will probably open within the next couple of weeks. That's why I stay away from mid-April through after Labor Day. Even in the fall & winter, I make sure to go on a weekday around mid-morning because most people will be at work.

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  10. The blue you did find is gorgeous! I still need to do a beach walk- perhaps after work one night this week.

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    1. Beachcombing is so addictive....there are so many treasures to be found!

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  11. I love anything beach and long to visit one (that's not manmade). We have those formed for our lakes here, but I'm talking beach with ocean. I want to here the surf.

    I like your idea of collecting glass.

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    1. The sound of the waves really is very meditative. Even when the water is still, it's just nice to look at. I love it there. It's a great stress buster.

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  12. First picture looks like you discovered some new (weird) dinosaur species!

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    1. I know right? Really strange. I will be creeped out if it's gone next time I go! Maybe it is an alien!

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  13. Love seeing your pictures! I bet you have to wear shoes to those beaches considering all the shells, beach glass and stones!

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    1. Yes, I wear my rain shoes...they are sturdier than my sneakers because they come up my ankle a little bit. It's still really easy to slip and turn an ankle when the sands/pebbles/shells shift, or you step on a large'ish rock that looks stable but it wobbles and you lose your balance. lol

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