Friday, September 26, 2008

Glassy Beach



This week some of the homeschooling families in our area got together for a hike to glassy beach. We were blessed with a beautiful day for it and we had a great time. Here are some of the children enjoying their adventure.



Glassy beach is a beach in a small cove in our community that is covered with bits of broken glass and pottery that have been rubbed smooth by the ocean and the elements. You can dig way, way, down and still find mostly the smooth bits of glass and pottery. It is really neat. It's a bit of a hike to get there and the beach is quite small, but it is well worth the visit. Here Little One and I are searching for treasures



We went there for the first time years ago and I was awed by it. It seems to me that there is not as much there now as there was then, probably because there have been a lot of visitors since then and many people have taken bits of the glass and pottery for souvenirs and to use in crafts. I have heard that the town was trying to institute a by-law restricting what people take from the beach in order to protect it as it is. I can understand that, but I can also understand people wanting to bring a little home. We didn't bother to bring any home, we brought home some great pictures instead. :)

Here are my two beautiful daughters. This is the only picture I took. The rest were taken by DD#1.



Little One looking out over the ocean.



My beautiful eldest daughter sitting on a rock looking over the ocean. She took this herself!



Me. DD insisted this one was a keeper so I was a good mommy and let her keep it. I'm really working on trying to let my children have more pictures of me because they are so few.



DD took lots of great scenery pictures too. Here's a sampling:




8 comments:

Janet said...

Jacqueline, I tagged you! You're it. Pop over to my blog to find out the rules.

I love all the pictures of Newfoundland.

My grandparents were from Newfoundland, and I have always wanted to see Harbour Grace and other places Pops spoke about when I was little.

Carla said...

Sarah got some great shots, Jacqueline! I love that one of Anna looking out to sea :-)

At Home on the Rock... said...

Great pics - Jacqueline! Sounds like a fun day.

I admire you for 'working' on trying to let your dc have more pics of you. I need to work on this too --- except I take such awful pics lol. Seriously though, I know I need to let my dc have more pics of me....my mom never liked having her pic taken either...now she is no longer with us and I have very few of her.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Linda! You have no idea how hard it is for me. I hate pictures of me. I've actually been working on a poem about it that I hope to share some day. The sad thing is, my kids are starting to get that way and I don't want that to happen, so I'm trying to set a good example. :) I challenge you to make sure you get a picture of you, too, the next time you get pictures of the others.

molytail said...

I'm the same way about pictures. I take hundreds - and get in..well...just about none. I've never really seen a picture of me that I like, blech!

What an awesome beach! I love that sea glass stuff and hardly find much of it here - though I'm prolly just not looking in the right places...but how neat, to have so much of it right there on one beach!

Jacqueline said...

Okay, Molytail! Be prepared to be preached at. :) I've never really seen a picture of me that I like either, but my children like them and they need them. You need to do it for them. I am planning on addressing the importance of this in a post soon because I know a lot of us struggle with it. Consider yourself also challenged to ensure you get a picture of you the next time you time pictures of others.

You're right, it is an awesome beach. :)

Penelope said...

Well, Jacqueline, you can add me to the list of people who dislike having their photos taken. I really don't like it at all. I'm usually behind the camera and that suits me just fine. I'm working on it, though, for the same reasons you are.

Jacqueline said...

Glad to hear you're working on it, Penelope. We'll all help each other get from behind the camera and stop running from it. I'll expect to see pictures of you all soon. :)