Category Archives: beachcombing

Murano Italy – at first glance it’s all about the glass

  My daughter and I enjoyed the night we spent in Venice, but now it was time to move to our home base, Murano, famous for the glass that’s been hand-crafted there for centuries. Many Venice visitors don’t make it … Continue reading

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Seattle Beachcombing

When I learned I’d be celebrating Thanksgiving in Seattle with my daughter, I immediately sent word to my beachcombing buddies who live there. Who wants to go to the beach on my free day?   I had enjoyed a lovely … Continue reading

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Gifts and lessons from the sea at Lyme Regis, UK

The day began gray, with rain a good probability. It was about time really; I’d only had one day of rain the whole time I’d been in England. But it would be nice if it held off. This day, my … Continue reading

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Can a beachcomber ever be satiated? Collecting at Lyme Regis, UK

My daughter has finally arrived in England, and we’re back in Lyme Regis. We both love this seaside town with its link to England’s Jurassic past. It’s all about the sea: kids make giant sand castles, young people surf even … Continue reading

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Beachcombing “tools” to the rescue, at Margate, UK

I’d been in Canterbury for a week, and hadn’t noticed how much I missed the sea. Canterbury, in the county of Kent, is inland about 6 miles from the closest beach. By train, the closest is Margate, the site of … Continue reading

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Exploring Brighton, UK

Friends who don’t travel much have asked me how I explore a new city. First, the Internet is my friend. Long before I ever leave home, I can research bus routes, find out how close grocery stores and train lines … Continue reading

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The two Cowes – Isle of Wight

Once the sun came out,* the Isle of Wight turned out to be lovely. Tiny gardens in front of picturesque row houses, narrow streets with cars parked in both directions on the same side, and High Street cordoned off for … Continue reading

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