Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Getting a text of a huge heart-shaped blue nugget is just the motivation I need to go hunting after work.  I cruised up to 26th, work pants rolled to my knees and got out there with my buddy Bau.   It was EPIC!  The deposit was super rocky and perfect for finding polished gems.  In the pic, the cobalt piece in the top left is beautiful...and YES, that is a shard of jade in the upper right corner!
After an epic afternoon, what better way to spend your evening than more hunting AT NIGHT!  Buzzy and I donned our wetsuits, booties, and headlamps and went out at low tide.  I found an amazing couple of red gems, one of them, two-toned frosted.  As we were finishing up, I found the double-side Japanase pottery shard.  It is unreal!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ALAS! Sea Glass!

As if I needed ANOTHER obsession.  There you have it...complete admittance to my new suffering.  Sea Glass!  I am addicted to scouring the beaches of Santa Cruz for hours on end, in search of frosty shards of antique glass and pottery.  This new activity is akin to American Pickers on the History Channel, only the odds of finding gems are much less, and you get wet.  That said, I find solitude and happiness rumaging through piles of rock and sand in search of the perfect piece of ocean-perfected glass.  In the future, my blog will be less geared towards a vegan lifestlye and focus on my finds in and around the Central Coast of California!  The hunt is on.......