Monday, May 04, 2009

Sea Glass Hunting in Ocean Ridge and Boynton Beach, Florida

My Sea Glass Hunting Hobby
So I have another new hobby (ok, addiction). Hi I am Scott and I am addicted to hunting Sea Glass. I realized I had a problem when I started checking the surf and tide reports for low tide and flat conditions so I could hunt Sea Glass. We took in a HUGE haul over over 100 pieces in about an hour this weekend. Usually we find about 10 nice pieces of sea glass a day, so 100 pieces in Boynton Beach, Fl was a dream! We have begun collecting our Sea glass in a big glass vase and are making great progress. I've had to throw a few elbows at some old folks to keep them off my glass, but other than that it is pretty mellow! Nice to know I am 34 going on 70!
What is Seaglass? Sea glass is one of the very few cases of a valuable item being created from the actions of the environment on man-made litter. The color of sea glass is determined by its original source. Most sea glass comes from bottles, but it can also come from jars, plates, windows, windshields, glasses, art, flasks, containers, and any other glass source that has found its way into the ocean. Like gathering shells or stones, collecting sea glass is a hobby among beachgoers and beachcombers, and many enjoy filling decorative jars or making jewelry from their finds. Hobbyists both enjoy searching for and collecting sea glass, as well as identifying its original origins. Sarah and I just like filling our vase!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just started collecting sea glass live in ft. lauderdale ..I understand by yur blog that boyton beach is a good place to look for sea glass are you still collecting and any other good spots?