Spring is making a valiant effort to assert itself in this region, so I couldn't help taking advantage of the nice weather yesterday and head down to Scusset Beach for low tide at 10:00 AM. My hope was that very few people have been out to beachcomb so maybe I'd have some decent luck. With no wind and warm sun, I soon got too hot in my winter jacket.
Well I think we've found all the missing sand from Town Neck Beach on the other side of the Canal....
Low tide is the best. I walked slowly up and down the beach...by 'up and down' I mean from the tide line down to the sandbar, like a zig zag, from the parking lot path all the way to the breakwater.
This was my first wow-factor find of the day. A yellow flat backed glass blobbie (like the kind you put in vases and stick on jars that light up. Very nicely worn too.
And then......OHMYGOD! A perfectly worn former-clear marble. Could. Not. Believe it. I'm always hopeful to find a marble, but they are exceedingly rare. This is the second one I've ever found.
It's so beautiful that I'm thinking about having it set into a pendant somehow.
Found a few olivine coloured bits today, and beautiful cobalt blue although I didn't take any pics of those.
Nice piece of green.
Are you kidding me? ANOTHER flat backed glass blobbie?!?!?!?! I know this one looks like a marble but it's not. And the prettiest shade of blue-green.
Walked out on one of the bars. Went pretty far out.
Not quite the length of the breakwater, but still pretty big.
Speaking of the breakwater, there is so much flotsam and jetsam stuck between the rocks.
Tons of wood
A lot of people's walkways torn loose and tossed like so many matchsticks.
Looking across at Town Neck Beach...the large building is that Horizons restaurant I posted a pic of last week; the one that didn't card anyone. A lot of the sand stripped from that beach is on Scusset now.
Look at all that debris!
The beachcombing gods were very good to me!
Unusual stone with a hole. The other stones are pretty too, esp. when wet.
An olivine piece shaped like California!
One of the best beachcombs since Glass Beach in the 90s!