Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

September 29, 2014

Can't. Stop. Beachcombing.

This is seriously becoming an addiction which is escalating.  I was at my mom's one day and decided to stop at Boardwalk on the way home and take a few pics.  Oh who was I kidding....I was gonna beachcomb on Town Neck Beach to Old Harbour, and I knew it.

I had a vague inkling that it was going to be close to low tide.  Crossing the Boardwalk, I saw I was right.

The beach was empty as it was a cool, partly cloudy weekday, and there was a lot of beach to start combing.

Not too bad!

So many rocks.....further hurt the foot that I twisted walking on Scusset so I ended up foregoing the glass hunt and moved back up to the sand.

This was a very nice find.  Still not fully cooked but still cloudy.

Barge getting towed to the Canal to the west (behind me...I was walking east).


I got to the first breakwater at Old Harbor.  This is so unusual compared to the other jetties on the Bay side beaches.  More like Jersey barriers.

And looking over to the other one.  The few times I've been here, there was water separating the two and this was the first time I was going to get to walk over to it.  At least the tide doesn't come in quickly, like in the Bay of Fundy.

Looking back at the first breakwater.

The tide was so low that I could almost have waded across to the Spring Hill Beach side, but it would not have been a wise thing to do.  If I'd gotten stranded on that side I'd have been screwed big time.

Holy rock Batman!  That translucent green seaweed was all over the place and faking me out because I thought it was glass.

Cape Light and fall colours.

Looking back at the entrance to Old Harbor.

Mill Creek through the marshes


When I got back to the staircase that takes you to Boardwalk and the parking lot, I stopped to shoot the views east of me of the beach.

And marshes behind the dunes.

Town Neck Beach to the west.  Dune One is down there.

Back on Boardwalk to get to my car.

Marshes turning colour.

Couldn't resist an underside shot.

Then this happened when I stepped on what I thought was solid mud.  It was not.

Obligatory bridge shot.


The finds for the day.  Love that Pacman rock!

14 comments:

  1. Wow,what fun,I`d be addicted too!!!! Such a beautiful day for photographing, & such finds! Love the glass,makes me wonder what other parts are out there waiting to be found that would match,like a puzzle,thanks for sharing!,Phyllis

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    1. I've joked that I'd love to hire someone to dig and sift. Imagine how much glass is buried?!?!

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  2. Beachcombing isn't harmful to your health and hobbies are good for us. Just don't twist your ankle, knees or other parts. . .I like the underside photo and the blue and green glass.

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    1. And it's easy to twist your foot/ankle walking on those stones and in the soft sand too.

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  3. The east coast of England has beaches like that, very difficult walking. Lovely pix again JoJo.

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    1. Thanks Jo! Boy would I love to beach comb all over the world! I've heard there are great beaches for glass in England, and Wales too.

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  4. You collected a nice mix of striking colored gems and photos. I especially like the perspective of the Boardwalk shot.

    Be well, JoJo. Thanks for the trip to the beach.

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    1. Thank you Robyn! I was lucky to grow up in such a picturesque town eh?

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  5. I always feel like I'm taking the walk with you :0)

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    1. Thanks Diane! I wish you were taking the walks with me in person. It'd be great to finally meet you after all these years!

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  6. Your poor sneakers. I hate when that happens.

    You know I'm all about the beach. I need to go out for one last hoorah before the cold really sets in and laying in the sun is a distant memory. I really love the blue glass you found. Great color!

    Elsie
    co-host IWSG
    ♡♥♡♥

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    1. I wish the glass pieces were more worn but these days everyone's looking for glass, unfortunately. As for my sneakers, I travel with towels in my car so I wiped it off as best I could and then hosed them off when I got home! lol

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  7. Awesome! Love visiting the beach with you and seeing all the amazing stuff you find.

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    1. Thanks! I love searching for the stuff too!

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