Sunday, July 01, 2012

Glass Beach (Fort Bragg, California)

First, congratulations to Rob, who correctly identified Kit Carson as yesterday's Person-of-Mystery!  Not only did he solve the person, but he used good deductive reasoning to narrow his list of likely choices.  Nicely done, Rob!

So today, I'm going to continue our last trip retrospective, by focusing on another of our stops, Sea Glass Beach at Fort Bragg, California.


Back in the early twentieth century, people didn't think as much about ecology as they did today – even here in California.  So when the early residents of the remote coastal town of Fort Bragg, California, were looking for a place to toss their trash, it only made sense to them not to dump it in some landfill somewhere, but rather off the picturesque cliffs (near their pristine beaches north of the town) into the vast Pacific Ocean.  I know, today that sounds horrific, but in the years since 1967 (when the city prohibited dumping in the ocean), the sea tumbled the glass and spit the smoothed pebbles back up on the shores.

Jonathan making sea glass angels

As you approach the beach, you first notice the odd colored sand – perhaps a little more white than normal, but as you get closer to the shore you start noticing that it is not sand at all, but smooth pieces of opaque glass.  Then as you get nearer the shoreline, suddenly you notice the brilliant sparkle as the light glistens off of the multitude of jewel-like baubles all over the seashore.


What a nice reminder that God can take the junk in our life, work it over awhile, and and spit it back out as something beautiful.


As usual, boys will be boys, they tired of the pretty beaches and soon found ledges from which to jump into the water.

Next up, Happy Camp...

34 comments:

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Great post Nate! And nice photograph of the beach glass. You've caught the amber and green beach glass glowing in the sun nicely!

I love beach glass and I have been wanting to write a post on it. My dad lives on the southern shore of Lake Erie and as you describe back in the day the cities along the coast of this Great Lake would haul trash on barges a few miles off-shore to dumping grounds and now these sand and water worn pieces of colorful refuse have returned to us.

Finding a piece of beach glass along Erie's shore is much harder than what is shown in your picture. An hours worth of beach-combing might net you a handful. My dad is retired so he has spent many hours walking the beach and has accumulated quite a large collection.

Because the nation's railways have to skirt the Great Lakes many tracks pass through Northern Ohio. A railroad runs past my dad's place then runs along the lakeshore for a few miles. Last year I was able to identify many pieces of pretty aqua-marine colored sea glass in his collection as broken shards of antique insulators undoubtedly chucked into the lake when lineman serviced the telegraph wires along the railway. Several larger hunks still show the thick threads which positively identifies them as a piece of a screw on glass insulator.

Nice job and thanks for sharing your trip. I am enjoying it for sure.

Nate Maas said...

Thanks for the comment, Mike. Until this trip, I was unaware that people actually seriously collected sea glass. The wife of one of my Assistant Scoutmasters filled me in on the collecting world. I'm told that there are even carts and books to that tell you based on the hue what container the glass originated from. I'll look forward to reading your post which I'm sure will be more interesting and informative than this one.

Ellena said...

And for all of us who did not know of it's existance you should consider boxing and shipping sea glass. I'm sure you could come up with a better label than "sea grass seeds for your backyard".

Ellena said...

PS: Happy July 4th to you and your family.

Nate Maas said...

Thanks, Ellena.

Gill said...

Hi - i hope you don't mind. I have used your lovely pic of sea glass on my blog. Please let me know if you would prefer me to remove it. Have a great day, Gill

Michael Smith said...

In addition, our son stuffed his bear in a drawer, and when I called to retrieve it, they gladly dropped it in the mail for us. https://www.rebelmouse.com/makewomenwantyoureview/

Laura Franklin said...

I'm with Ellena -- I would gladly pay for a box of sea glass. The beaches along the east coast are pretty well picked over. I live in Atlanta and can't get to any beaches to search anyway. I wonder if the beach prevents people from taking the glass out? I don't imagine they would want to strip the beach - it's so beautiful. Probably get pretty hot to walk on in the summer!

sonu kumar said...

Thanks for sharing. I hope it will be helpful for too many people that are searching for this topic.
Packers and Movers Hyderabad
Packers and Movers Pune
Packers and Movers Mumbai

sonu kumar said...

Thanks for post this helpful post - Please visit for More information about -
Packers and Movers Bangalore
Packers and Movers Delhi
Packers and Movers Gurgaon
Packers and Movers Chennai

sonu kumar said...

If you are looking Best Packers and Movers so Just Visit At:
Packers and Movers Noida
Packers and Movers Navi Mumbai
Packers and Movers Thane
Packers and Movers Ghaziabad
Packers and Movers Faridabad

sonu kumar said...

Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write
Packers and Movers in Bangalore
Packers and Movers in Hyderabad
Packers and Movers in Pune

Evan Stathem said...

Best method to remove micro file extension ransomware virus

http://removemicrofileextension.snack.ws

http://removemicrofileextension.blogspot.in

http://www.removemicrofileextension.hol.es

http://removemicrofileextension.wikidot.com

http://uninstallmicrofileextension.jimdo.com

http://uninstallmicrofileextension.tumblr.com

http://uninstallmicrofileextension.blog.com

http://removemicrofileextension.over-blog.com

Packers Movers said...

My Car Carrier from chandigarh to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from lucknow to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from Kolkata to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from Hyderabad to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from Bangalore to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from pune to nagpur
My Car Carrier from Mumbai to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from Chennai to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from delhi to nagpur
My Car Carrier from Gurgaon to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from Noida to nagpur
My Car Carrier from Faridabad to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from Ahmedabad to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from navi Mumbai to nagpur cost
My Car Carrier from thane to nagpur cost

Packers Movers said...

home relocation services from Ahmedabad to Lucknow charges
home relocation services from to chandigarh charges
home relocation services from rajkot to Lucknow charges
home relocation services from Rajkot to chandigarh charges
home relocation services from chandigarh to rajkot charges
home relocation services from Amritsar to surat charges
home relocation services from panchkula to Ludhiana charges
home relocation services from allahabad to varanasi charges
home relocation services from Kanpur to Bangalore charges
home relocation services from agra to Bangalore charges
home relocation services from Bangalore to agra charges
home relocation services chandigarh
home relocation services lucknow
home relocation services Vadodara
home relocation services Ahmedabad
home relocation services surat
home relocation services Rajkot

Suraj Baba said...


Packers and Movers in Hyderabad
Packers and Movers in Bangalore
Packers and Movers in Pune

Suraj Baba said...

Packers and Movers in Mumbai
Packers and Movers in Gurgaon
Packers and Movers in Delhi

Suraj Baba said...

Packers and Movers in Chennai
Packers and Movers in Noida
Packers and Movers in Navi Mumbai
Packers and Movers in Thane
Packers and Movers in Ghaziabad
Packers and Movers in Faridabad

Suraj Baba said...

Packers and Movers Hyderabad
Packers and Movers Bangalore
Packers and Movers Pune
Packers and Movers Mumbai
Packers and Movers Gurgaon
Packers and Movers Delhi

MooseColl said...

http://easyremovemalware.com
http://ar.easyremovemalware.com
http://cn.easyremovemalware.com
http://da.easyremovemalware.com
http://nl.easyremovemalware.com
http://fr.easyremovemalware.com
http://de.easyremovemalware.com
http://it.easyremovemalware.com
http://pt.easyremovemalware.com
http://es.easyremovemalware.com
http://th.easyremovemalware.com
http://jp.easyremovemalware.com

Lissa Cyrus said...

http://www.outlook2003-repair.com

http://inboxrepairtool.scanpstexe2007.net

Calvin Tesla said...

http://www.outlook2003-repair.com
http://inboxrepairtool.scanpstexe2007.net

PHENELITE said...

It respects check the upsides of the expansive number of fixings only so we enhance considered what we are going to buy. Vitapulse is basically an oxidant that recognize an extraordinary part in protecting your body cells from mischief. Coenzyme Q10 is used as a part of the pharmaceuticals made to treat heart dissatisfaction, periodontal illnesses, solid dystrophy and infection. People in like way use it to vanquish the indications of various pharmaceuticals they may take.

Pyrrologuinoline guinone(PQQ) is truly a little molecule holding the cell fortification effect; it goes about as a REDOX supervisor and after that it reuses afresh into the dynamic kind of glutathione. Research demonstrates that it is helpful for the made people as it recognize profitable neuroprotective part. Other than that, it in like manner expect ignitable part.

NAC is a contracted sort of n-acetyl cysteine and it is on a particularly crucial level gotten from l-cysteine, a basic amino harming filling in as the protein growing square. NAC is the most as regularly as could reasonably be expected used cell fortification and it is in like route considered as an influencing headway modifying development gadget.

Nikk Cullen said...

how to fix infected PC? visit here to get help http://www.how2fixpc.net

alena cristi said...

This post is really informative......

http://zeptofilevirusremovalguide.weebly.com/
http://zeptofilevirusuninstallguide.beep.com/
http://howtoremovezeptofilevirus.yolasite.com
http://howtodeletezeptofilevirus.inube.com/
http://removezeptofilevirus.blogspot.in/
https://deletezeptofilevirus.wordpress.com/
http://uninstallzeptofilevirus.tumblr.com/
http://get-rid-of-zepto-file-virus.jigsy.com

ramveer kumar said...

Packers and Movers Gurgaon
Packers and Movers Pune
Packers and Movers Bangalore

ramveer kumar said...

Packers and Movers Delhi
Packers and Movers Mumbai
Packers and Movers Hyderabad

Movers Packers said...

Packers and movers in Pune
Packers and Movers in Mumbai
Packers and Movers in Delhi
Packers and Movers in Chandigarh
Packers and Movers in Gurgaon

Movers Packers said...

Movers and packers in Pune # Movers and packers in Pune Movers and Packers in Bangalore # Movers and packers in Bangalore

Movers Packers said...

Movers and packers in Pune
Movers and packers in Bangalore

Angel said...

A very useful kind for example. Very interesting reading article.I thank you for his efforts to write this great product.
entrepreneur seeking investor

cakedeals said...

Anyone who reads it will find it much knowledge. http://cakedeals.in

Kai said...

Hello!
I read the articles on your page, it's really great! I will share your website with my other friends, I think they will love it. Thanks for your post.
Visit my website: thuốc giãn tĩnh mạch
(Varicose Veins is a website that provides information on leg vein varicose disease and how to treat varicose veins effectively. Provides varicose veins and varicose creams like Varikosette, Varicofix, Venpoten...)

Varicose leg veins
 
Ventricular dilatation is a chronic disease that is common in men and women over the age of 30, with a 70% increase in varicose disease in women. According to the statistics of major hospitals worldwide, the incidence of the disease is on the rise. It usually occurs in people who are often sedentary, standing or sitting for a long time, causing blockage of blood vessel walls leading to varicose veins.
 
Ventricular varicose veins, also known as hypopituitarism, is a term for the decline of the venous drainage function of the venous system in the foot region leading to stagnation. Hemodynamic changes and changes in surrounding tissue. The mechanism of disease formation is due to the damage of valves in the vein when subjected to a great and long-lasting pressure, causing the blood to flow counterclockwise from its circulation. Instead of blood being pumped from the foot to the heart in the circulation, the blood circulates in the opposite direction and increases the pressure inside the vein leading to leg vein depletion.

The decline in blood flow to the heart leads to varicose varicose symptoms such as aches and pains, leg aches, leg aches, feeling like ants, aching feet, cramps or cramps at night. Should not be treated in time, it can lead to difficult conditions such as eczema, foot ulcers, bleeding, dilated veins, inflammation of the veins. Shallow blood, ...
 
Often the main causes of leg vein diseases are mainly due to daily habits such as sitting for a long time, being sedentary like office workers, models, workers, ... Due to age This is due to the aging of the body, possibly due to trafficking, pregnant women or the use of high heels ... These can all be the cause of leg vein diseases.
 
Symptoms and signs of leg vein varicose disease
 
It is important to understand the symptoms of varicose veins and signs in a timely manner to have solutions and treatment to avoid the unnecessary complications. Here are the symptoms of leg vein varicose disease:
 
Itchy legs, leg aches, leg pain, heavy legs are signs of early stage
 
¤ Legs become sore or feel heavy, itchy legs, fatigue, leg pain, heavy legs after standing or sitting long.
¤ Vastly stretched, dazed to the surface of the skin, is blue or reddish, as small as the hair as large as the ends of the chopsticks.
¤ Appearing green veins and bulges that cause swelling and swelling of the legs along the thighs, ankles or knees.
¤ numbness, prickling, feeling like ants in the leg.
¤ Dry and itchy skin, color of the skin will change, different from normal skin, darker black, thinner skin.
¤ ulcers and soft tissue infections (cellulitis) can occur near the ankles.
¤ The formation of blood clots in the vein, the thrombus can move to the pulmonary vein pulmonary vein is very high risk of death.
See more at: http://giantinhmachchan.vn/san-pham/

Duy Tiến Trần said...

Thank you for sharing the good and useful information. I would love to read your post after hours of tiring work at http://www.thuocbothan.com