Friday, May 01, 2009

Pining for Bay of Fundy sea glass

Alright, I have a confession to make, while I don't like seeing trash wash up on any beach, I have to say that all this 'clean beach' stuff has meant the loss of one item long cherished by beachcombers: sea glass. Before the days of plastic containers, we used to find ourselves a dandy collection of sea-softened bits of broken bottles. When I was a child I collected them; spending several summers filling up a glass pickle jar with such bright, opaque, beach-tumbled glass bits.

However, now that there is so much recycling going on it's a rare event to find such glass treasures on the beach....em, to the point that I gasped with pleasure when I spotted this piece, then photographed it, pocketed it and rubbed away my worries on it for the rest of my visit to the beach. At the last minute, before I got back in the car, I tossed it back on the beach for another nostalgic beach explorer to re-discover.


Linda J said...

I have heard great things about the sea glass treasures on the Bay. I have been collecting for over 20 years and started a site (member only but free) called

We have close to 1300 members around the world that share sea glass photos, craft and display ideas, beach locations and a lot more.

You may want to check it out!

hookerbythesea said...

Hi TerrI: I love sea glass it just makes my day when I go down to pond cove and find a lovely piece of glass that is either blue or green! and it is really shiny! I am so glad you tossed it back for some other person to find some time that they are there as it is really hard to find sea glass as so many are collecting it and making beautiful things from it so just a BIG THANK-YOU FROM THE HAPPY HOOKER VICKI for your sharing manners :) God Bless

Lisl Armstrong said...

Hi Terri,

I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I traveled to Newfoundland a few years ago and it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. This summer there will be a sea glass festival on PEI you have probably heard about it already. Anyway, my husband and I will be there and if you attend please stop by and say hello!


Lisl Armstrong