It seems the summer has gone on forever. Granny gets busy in the summertime: part time babysitting, gardening, grandchildren and so on keeps me busier than a cat in a roomful of mice. I am sorry to have neglected my readers and I am now back in the saddle.
I took the grandchildren with me beachcombing on several occasions this summer and I found quite a bit of beach glass . . . pictures will follow. Some of you have asked where to find sea glass on PEI. While some beaches tend to provide seaglass regularly, all beaches can go “dry”. Yesterday was supposed to be a nice day so I headed out by myself for some quiet time and beachcombing – of course.
I tried a few spots on the North Shore without any success. Waves were pounding the shore and the wind was quite bitter. So I headed East to Souris to get away from the wind. I found some small pieces there including several pea sized nuggets, perfectly rounded. As I was working my way towards the South Shore, I passed by MacPherson’s cove in Boughton Bay. I had been to this beach several times and never found a single piece of glass. I decided to take my own advice (see comments on previous post on beach glass) and have a look.
To my great surprise, the beach had completely restructured itself since my last visit. In a mere 15 minutes, I had found a handful of glass including those shown here. Any day you can find a complete moonsnail, blue glass, and depression glass (jadite) is a good day! See Alice’s blog about Depression Glass and Jadite.
After that, I checked a few beaches on the south shore close to Cape Bear and the Ferry landing with no great success. Still it was a good day: I got some fresh air and came home with a cupful of beach glass.
Thanks for visiting. I promise to talk more about seaglass in the next few days including hobnail glass, and the many colours of seaglass.