I was checking out all the broken glass in the mud and was bummed out cause it looked like your regular, garden variety contemporary beer bottles. But then I spied a solid cylindrical clear piece sticking out of the mud. I absolutely knew with a shadow of a doubt that it was Sandwich glass. I was so stunned. Then I took a closer look at the glass bits and realized that there was A LOT of Sandwich glass stuck in the mud.
I swooned when I picked up this cranberry piece. It's as rare as red beach glass is and a total 'holy grail'. This kind of stuff is better not worn down by the waves and sand. Some pieces are slightly worn but most are in good shape considering they've been stuck in the mud since the mid 1800s.
I didn't pick up much of the clear unless it was super thick, meaning it would be old. I couldn't believe the treasures I was finding.
I had a pocketful by the time I left.
That's the piece that first caught my eye. I found purple!
I have no idea what the top of this belonged to but it's very thick, heavy glass.
There's piece of slag in the back, next to some more green chunks.
One of the best hauls ever! 😍😍
This is glass slag which is also an amazing find!
The next day, I dragged Russell with me at low tide to go back and dig some more except I forgot my garden spade. We found even more treasures!
I couldn't stop raving about this find. Red is soooooo rare.
Russell found this one. My friend Silvia said it looks like 2 hearts melting together.
Everyone knows I'm not a 'dig in the mud' kind of person but this was worth the filthy hands, shoes and clothes. After we left this spot Russell showed me another one that he'll take me to dig at once we can get some decent boots and maybe hip waders. It's very muddy and a very slippery walk out there....I wasn't about to attempt it yesterday although it was tempting to try.
There won't be any glass on this side though.