BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY: TREASURES HIDDEN AND NOT-SO-HIDDEN.


Large driftwood 077Among the treasures I found on the beach today was this fine piece of driftwood.  I thought of taking it home to tie bromeliads onto, but decided it might be a tiny bit difficult to lift.  Anyway, the pooch pack had … um … anointed it.

 Shells on beach 070Here we have a typical patch of sand to be examined for shells worth keeping.  How many can you spot?

Shell selection 072This is what came out of it – and, no, I didn’t sift through.  I just used my eyes.  The cowrie middle right was particularly difficult to see, as it was partly covered by another fragment.  Still don’t spot it in the first shell picture above?

 Shells on beach hidden cowrie 070This is it.

 © Colonialist March 2013 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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30 Responses to BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY: TREASURES HIDDEN AND NOT-SO-HIDDEN.

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    I love going beach-combing with you 😉

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  2. Ah now I understand why you thought my beach looked alien! Very pretty. I drive my whole family nuts with my obsessive searching for cowrie shells. When I was little my Granny told me they were lucky….so I just have to find one whenever I’m on a coral beach 🙂 And sometimes it takes a while….they are hard to spot!

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  3. pinkpolkad0tfood says:

    WOW, Col! We don’t get these beautiful shells in Cape Town! Or maybe we do but definitely not in Blouberg!

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  4. adeeyoyo says:

    I love shells, but that goes with loving the sea, lol! Driftwood can be very light when it has dried out.

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  5. gipsika says:

    I MISSS the sea…..

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  6. looks like my old beach at Woodgate 😉 but your shells are better!

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  7. I love driftwood and that was a spectacular example. Think I might have bribed someone to get it home for me.

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  8. Arkenaten says:

    Yes, there is a lot to be said for living by the ocean. Maybe one day…..
    I have some driftwood the same colour. Though mine is only as long as my forearm, and sits amidst some cacti in a sunny spot in the garden. 🙂
    Had no problem ‘dragging’ it to the car when we were last at the beach.

    BTW. Seems the link problem is mine. The other laptop does not have any issues, so I wonder what is wrong with mine? Most odd. But at least it is okay for visitors, which is more important. And thanks for the help, Mister N.

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    • colonialist says:

      Maybe I was a little overambitious!
      Strange indeed.
      ‘Twas a pleasure!

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Use your noodle…hitch the dogs to the tree the next time.
        All that ozone…does your head in after a while.

        Uisng IE at the moment, and can cruise Pkaboo no Problem. ‘Tis a bit slow though..

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        • gipsika says:

          Slow IE or slow P’kaboo? The one I could try to fix…

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          • Arkenaten says:

            IE. Now that I know that the issue was not with the site I have gone back to Chrome which whizzes through like a charm. I still may do a strip out and overhaul of the installation. We’ll see.
            Notice you are poking your head around the door a bit more in Blogville? Good for you!
            You’ll be in the Spam Bin before you know it. LOL!
            Time to rev up Red Ant maybe and run some Pkaboo related stuff?
            Got any ideas for me to do similar over at The Ark’s spot?

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          • gipsika says:

            Heh! You’re at fault for a post I wrote! If I hadn’t poked around in Blogville, I wouldn’t have drifted to some new blogs with some new inflammatory topics. ‘s all your fault! 😉

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  9. calmgrove says:

    Main image is very striking: I like the way the eye gets drawn from bottom left to top right by the sweep of the strand, the angle of the tree and the direction your dogs are pointing in. All helps to make you feel in the picture, ready to leap (or clamber, or fall) over the log and explore more of the beach.

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  10. 68ghia says:

    Quite one of my most enjoyable past times – scratching through the sand for beautiful shells 😉
    I really need to make a plan to get to the ocean!!

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  11. nrhatch says:

    Lovely beach. Carting that tree home with you would be quite a feat! Our sand on the Gulf Coast of Florida is white . . . cool on the feet on a hot summer day. Great shells.

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  12. Pussycat44 says:

    The tree trunk has been beautifully “sanded”.
    I often wonder why some beaches have more shells than others.

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  13. bulldog says:

    Nice captures Bud… which beach is this..??

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  14. zannyro says:

    What pretty sand! The sand we see in Florida is dark and gray.

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