Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunken Treasure

This is the booty from yesterday's beach excursion. Sea Glass is one of the few natural resources found in GTMO that residents are permitted to harvest. This is a renewable resource since most Caribbean nations don't recycle and simply throw their bottles in the sea when finished. After hundreds of miles, and constant micro-abrasions from the sand, the glass shards are smooth, shiny, and have a gem-like appearance. Several of the ladies here make sea glass jewelry.   

Several of the beaches here glisten with these little gems.  I had Jerry collecting sea glass to put in candle holders. We went to the beach as our day's first activity so we could bring the dogs. Both dogs played, swam, and chased tennis balls while Jerry and I hunted for treasure.  The beaches are so beautiful and we are frequently taking advantage of these opportunities. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved GTMO, I would head down to Ferry Landing almost every morning looking for Pottery Bottles. I spent 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 down there and found 26 Pottery Bottles and a 15.4 oz. bar of silver in 2012. The best part was in 2013 I found a fork. Didn't think much of it at the time, but it turned out to be a 16th-17th century Spanish solid GOLD FORK. Both the Bar and the Fork are in the safe at home.