My inner mermaid has been experiencing total withdrawal from the sea, it was starting to become a real problem. You know the drill, scatter brain thoughts, dried out skin, a few tears..... Thank goodness, I have a boyfriend that can recognize the danger signs and knows when to head for the beach!
We are so lucky to live right on the Pacific Ocean, with so many public parks and easily accessible beaches all part of The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, including Fort Funston - just south of San Francisco, on the Great Highway.
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And, now look at what I found washed up on the shore - this first handful of sea glass after only walking on the beach for about 15 minutes! A few tiny pieces of cobalt blue, a variety of green, lots of clear/white glass that was so tumbled it looked like spun sugar... couldn't stop putting these beauties in my Liberty Bay book bag (Liberty Bay beach bag!)
Green tumbled glass resembling and Ike and Mike candy!
More iridescent green gems...
Tom always finds the best pieces - this oval frosted white piece is about 1.75" long. So perfectly tumbled by the sea.
My prize piece. A tiny yellow sea worn sea glass chunk wedged in some rocks. So excited! I have never found a yellow piece of glass!
Fort Funston beach was littered with all shapes and sizes of sand dollars. A little challenging to find some whole shells, ones that were not cracked open by sea gulls, or broken in the Pacific surf.
Here's one pretty one that we did take home!
Hmmm, now what to do with all of my beach combing treasures?
P.S. We don't have a dog, but here are some local San Francisco beaches to take your dog!
Fort Funston: http://www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/fort-funston.html?gclid=CL75x6Lur6YCFRBzgwodNgd5pA#Dogs
Golden Gate Park: http://www.sfdogparks.com/Golden_Gate.html
For a full list of dog parks in Golden Gate National Parks: http://www.nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/pets.htm