One of the amazing tours we took on a recent visit to Greece was one from Athens to Sounio. We traveled to Sounio to visit the Temple of Poseidon.
(A wonderful coincidence was that our sail ended in Lavrio which is very close to Sounio, so not only did we see the temple on land, we were able to see the temple from the water. It was amazing and I can imagine how majestic and glorious it must have been for the ancient sailors to see.)
Our tour was an eight hour one which included a lovely ride along the coast heading to Sounio. We passed many beaches along the way. We also stopped at a seafood restaurant called The Akrogiali Restaurant – Fish Tavern, which was located on the water which had a very rocky beach. Well, I don’t have to tell you the first thing we did as out lunch was being prepared. A picture is worth a thousand words…
Lovely sea glass found on a beach behind Akrogiali Restaurant in Sounio, Greece
These are some of my sea glass finds from Fort Bragg California from a trip early this month. I’ve been very luck to visit there four times. Each trip I do see a difference in the glass. The pieces of sea glass on the beach are quite small, due to both people glassing over the years and the action of Mother Nature bringing the glass up and down with the tides since the early 1900′s when it was a landfill. These beaches provide fabulous pastel colors that are amazingly smoothed and frosted that are not found on any other beaches.
Pastel sea glass finds from Fort Bragg, Ca.
Every sea glass collector dreams of the perfect sea glass beaches. For me, this would be a beach that is covered with beautiful large and colorful pieces of English multis sea glass, smooth and cool under my feet, just waiting for me to pick them up. That could never be you say? Well, you’re right, but only the part about the glass being English Multis. There is one beach that looks like it could be everyone’s idea of a perfect sea glass beach, that is a beach in Murano, Italy. Of course, Murano has a glass making history that dates back thousands of years and is still very active in glass making today.
This picture is one of a glass beach in Murano, Italy.