It’s March 21st and the Spring fever has hit, time to go to the beach. Prince Edward Island is known for the miles of beaches and the picturesque scenes it offers. However, it also offers hidden treasures that come ashore that have been rolled over the rocks by the waves of time; SEAGLASS. So lets go on a hunt; follow along.
Pull out the PEI map and take road less traveled.
It may lead you to a road not traveled, don’t let that stop you.
This looks like it might be the right spot.
Is that sea glass I see off in the distance?
No, just more rock, but wait, I found my first piece of Spring Glass, I mean beach glass.
Well I think this place has a different purpose so we will move on.
Back up in the truck and we are moving on to another location where we can get down close to the beach. We left this morning with a map and a lunch.
We are going to have to work to get to our next location.
PEI mud, just part of the experience!
That PEI red dirt took us right to the beach glass after all.
I believe I’ve lined my pockets with nuggets.
Treasures, that have come ashore – good job I had my treasure map.
Well the adventure is over and it is time to return home.
A true beachcomber in my eyes spends day in day out on the beach in search of seaglass. I hope to retire one day, on the beach, and walk with the morning sun in search of sea glass treasures.
PEI is surrounded by beaches and beach-combing is a hobby for most and a job for others. People have many uses for seaglass, some put it in a jar on the coffee table, others use it in a mosaic, glued around a picture frame, in your vacation scrapbook for PEI, around a glass dish with a candle in it, pressed into cement and made into a garden stone. The most popular use for beach glass on PEI is for jewellery making. Precious pieces of glass are wrapped with silver-wire and used to make pendants and other jewellery that are wearables.
Have you gone beach combing? I have always wanted to find a glass fishing ball but feel I might be getting too old to find one now.