The girls and I love searching for sea glass (and heart rocks) when we go to any beach, so when we discovered this little gem out in Sidney – we felt that we hit the jackpot.
Sidney is located about 20 minutes south of Victoria on the way towards the Schwartz Bay ferry. When you hit Sidney, you turn right down the main drag (right through the heart of downtown) and drive right to the pier; not off the pier – to the pier. And there, on your right, will be 50 yards of pure magic.
(apologies for the small photos, this is an older blog post!)
My child labour hard at work – I pay in candy and kisses (and there is a line-up).
Can you believe this?
Above are some of my faves – I can’t BELIEVE we found a RED one! We’ve never found a red one before. Luckily I have a “Sea Glass” book which explains each colour, it’s origin and it’s rarity.
Apparently our red piece is ‘extremely rare’ and the most coveted of all sea-glass colours; 1 in every 5,000 pieces.
On the otherhand, the kelly green one is one of the most common (along with white/clear and brown), but I do love almost any shade of green so I love it anyways.
My best sea glass hunting tip for you? Go close to the waters’ edge where the pieces are wet (as the colours are more vivid) and crouch down low and just look at the area around you – it’s when you slow down and pay attention that the real treasures appear (ain’t that the truth…)
I keep our most special and beautiful pieces in a pottery dish that Cassie made for me – I have a piece in there from every single beach we’ve been to as we won’t leave the beach until we find one. Precious gems for precious memories….
Do you want to learn about other FABulous things to do and hidden treasures on beautiful Vancouver Island? Go visit my BFF at Vancouver Island View!