Monday, March 26, 2012

Mermaid Weddings

If I were a mermaid, (and I think I am), I would wear this necklace at my wedding.    and of course the wedding would be here under the Sea! top pic Sand Island, Hawaii, bottom , North Shore Hawaii

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Coral Graveyard

There is a beautiful beach on the west side of Oahu, I am calling it the Coral Graveyard, it has so much coral washed up on the beach, trapped by the rocks, & lots of tide pools.  In some spots the beach is just fragments of white coral,covering like sand. Some are bleached out black coral, and some with a tiny patchs of orange. Tumbled by the Ocean before being thrown up on the beach.   This is the same beach that has lots of Cowie shells, and early in the morning there are a few people out searching for these shells.
Most hunting trips we are lucky if we find three or four , some very small to big like these, in the pictures.
Of course Emily who is also the primo sea glass finder, knows how to find these shells.  Knows where the community of these fabulous shells lives... unfortunately there are usually only one or two empty shells in the community, and we have a strict policy of not taking anything from the sea that is alive... this way it makes the finds much more special!  

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sun Bleached Coral & Cowie Shells

A couple of weeks ago we discoverd a small little section of beach on the west side of the island.  The sand is very white and soft, and there is only a small section where the ocean meets the shore.  The rest is lava rock.
white sun bleached coral found west side Ohau, Hawaii

Cowie shell Ohau, Hawaii

We find lots of sea urchine shells washed up on the beach, and a few Cowie shells, and lots of small very white pieces of coral, If we are lucky, some with a little bit of orange.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


We haven't been in the Ocean in over seven days, due to bad weather, the flu, and a brown water advisory...

I feel like the mermaid in Splash, she could only stay out of the water for seven days.... I 'm just saying..