Tag Archives: Dr. Beachcomb

Blown away – Damon Point and Ruby Beach

Beachcombers are a hearty breed, as I discovered at the International Beachcombing Conference. Nothing seems to deter them from their appointed rounds, especially the weather. Day 1 of the conference, I woke up to rain, thankful that the schedule was … Continue reading

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The passionate beachcomber

One thing you can say about  the attendees at the 2015 International Beachcombing Conference is that they are passionate. They talk about getting up at 3 am to head to the beach because it’s low tide and that’s when the … Continue reading

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Be a kid again

At the Beachcombing Conference, I’m staying in a cottage with three other gals. It felt like I was back in college again, back at the co-op, taking turns in the bathroom, dashing down the hall wearing only a towel, and … Continue reading

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I have reservations…

I’m going to the 6th Annual International Beachcombing Conference along the Washington coast. It sounded like such a good idea when I signed up: a week on the mainland in the Pacific Northwest, beachcombing with my friend Deacon (Dr. Beachcomb). … Continue reading

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Beachcombing with Dr. Beachcomb

This summer I’ll be away from the Big Island for almost two months, so I decided to spend some time at my favorite beaches. Everything looks different because we had so much surf and storm damage in late winter. The … Continue reading

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Beginner’s beachcombing in Hawai’i (#1 of 3 essays on HI beachcombing)

At this month’s Third Thursday Thrive meeting we enjoyed a show-and-tell by one of the world’s leading beachcombing experts, Deacon Ritterbush, also known as ‘Dr. Beachcomb.’ She’s a knowledgeable, down-to-earth woman and scholar who relates what she sees on the … Continue reading

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