Keeping your head on straight in these recessionary times can be a challenge. But one affordable way to weather worry may be right outside your door. It’s your “N-Spot,” that special place in nature that can lift your mood like … Continue reading The Zen of N: Finding Bliss in your Nature Spot
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL THE BEACH TREASURES YOU COLLECT ON THE BEACH, if you can’t bear to toss them back? Well, you can: Display Some Give Away Some Trade Some Sell Some and/or Have Fun with Some. Here … Continue reading Simple Beach Crafts
Many of us love collecting beach ceramics, in part because the patterns, glazes and colors can be so magical. Many of us also like the history quest that specific shards lead us on via their particular patterns, mold marks or … Continue reading A BASIC PRIMER on CERAMIC TYPES
It’s funny what ties into beachcombing. For instance, I have been watching the latest Masterpiece Theater show – POLDARK. I thought the time period of this historical fiction was sometime after the War of 1812 based on the top hats … Continue reading Black Glass
There are treasures to be found amongst the ‘hash’ and trash on a Chessie beach. This is because the Chesapeake Bay region is not only the most productive area for finding Miocene-era beach fossils at Calvert Cliffs, but it has … Continue reading CENTRAL CHESAPEAKE BAY BEACHES
Beachcombing for treasures from our past is what my lecture, The Archaeology of Beachcombing, is all about, because many of the treasures we find are historic mementoes. Nowhere is this more evident than along London’s River Thames. Have you ever … Continue reading Mud-Larking!
Clay pipes – and especially snapped off stems – – are a not-so-uncommon beachcomb find, especially in parts of the United Kingdom and from Canada’s Maritimes south to the shores of South Carolina. Such treasures link us directly to America’s … Continue reading CLAY PIPES