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Debt free empty nesters...ready to stretch our wings. Life is good and we plan on making it even better. This blog is mostly about our trips to Vieques Puerto Rico, with a few odds and ends thrown in about our life after the mortgage.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sea Glass

Went over to the Atlantic side to look for sea glass. Took us forever to find the beach. Our map has it just west of the cemetary in Isabel...well we sure couldn't find any public access points to the beach before you hit the W. Finally pulled off on this large fenced pasture area. Walked thru the pasture to the back and found a trail down to the ocean. We found lots of sea glass on the beach there. After an hour or so we headed back to the house to check the radar. Everything looked good so we headed out to the beach to maybe catch an hour or two of swimming. Drove back to Blue beach and it was extremely rough surf and the water was very muddy from all the run-off. We couldn't even drive back to where we normally park because of all the water and the gravel road outside Blue was really washing away, all the way down to the fabric that they put under gravel roads. We found another access point to Blue and walked back. Couldn't believe how big the waves were. While we were on the beach we decided to take our sea glass and lay it in the sand for some pictures. Well...we thought we were far enough up the beach to miss any waves. We were wrong...this monster wave comes crashing right up to our display  as we were trying to photograph. Grabbed the bulk of our sea glass and started dragging it out to sea. We went into panic mode (you would think they were diamonds or something the way we scrambled to save them) We were throwing handfuls of sand back up away from the waves. We think we didn't lose any. After we had cleaned all the sand off we took another picture further up the beach. Here's the final shot:

After the near catastrophe with the sea glass we left Blue beach and headed back. On the way back, on a whim, I suggested we stop by Red beach just to see if the water looked the same. Boy are we glad we did. The water was not murky with run-off and was there ever some waves. We stayed at Red beach until the sun set and it was a beautiful sunset at that. The wind really picked up too. We think the low pressure has finally moved out. Here's some videos we shot at Red beach:

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Here's a video of us leaving Casa Dos Chivos and heading south thru the hills to 997.

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