Sunday, February 20, 2011

Glass Beach

Imagine a beach covered in weathered beach glass. Well, it exists on Kauai and today we went for a visit. I had heard of this beach the last time we were here, but hadn't taken the time to figure out where it was. After doing a little Internet research, I found the directions:

Go to Port Allen, turn left at the last street before the port, and locate the oil refinery -- the beach is right below. Sure enough. We hiked the short distance to the beach and B.I.N.G.O. a beach of glass. In doing my research, it sounds like some days there are bigger chunks of glass than other days depending on weather conditions, tides, etc. I didn't find any large pieces of beach glass, but the entire beach was covered not in sand, but finely ground pieces of glass. It was glorious. I only had a small plastic bag pilfered from the glove box of the rental car, so I filled 'er up and plan to return later in the week . . . with a very large bag AND first thing in the morning.


Tory Brokenshire said...

It's so fun to do and find the little things. My kind of vacation.

lynda Howells said...

get me an air ticket quick...! Must admit that is what l miss about the beaches in the Bahamas. I was always finding sea glass. I wish l had not taken it so much for granted then as now l would love some!HaxxGlad you are having a great time. Suoer to see the gorgeous images of you bithxxlynda and Tony says" Hi" xx