On our trips to Maine, there are several particularly rocky tide pool locations where I used to find lots of sea glass. I'd bring it home and put it in pretty glass containers. But in the last few years, I have been lucky to even find one piece of sea glass. But, oh, there are jewelry stores on the coast that sell beautiful delicate jewelry made from sea glass. Where do they find it all? Have they cleaned all the sea glass out the ocean somehow?
On a visit to a rocky beach at low tide this year, I was poking through tide pools when I began to notice bits of bright color. So I started to collect, and I came home with a crazy assortment of treasures, definitely not sea glass!
t are put on lobster claws. Perhaps a lobsterman dropped them overboard by mistake?
Or how about '10 Little Rubber Ducks' by Eric Carle? The book is based on this same true story of a shipment of rubber bathtub toys that fell overboard from a container ship. The fact is, there's some real crazy stuff out there in the ocean. Though I haven't found a rubber duck, I do think my little horse is kind of adorable.
And for something really goofy, there's a whole Facebook page related to the shipload of Legos that were washed into the sea by a wave (about 5 million pieces of Lego!) in 1997! Perhaps my Lego is one of those pieces?
If you are intrigued, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/LegoLostAtSea
What's the craziest thing you've ever found on the beach?