Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fort Bragg: Also known as "Glass Beach!"

From Colossal Art & Design:

"... In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach. ..."


More at Wikipedia: [Link]
And even more at Fort [Link]

There is a very nice collection of macrophotography at the site.

1 comment:

simplyswim said...

Authentic sea and beach glass is becoming harder and harder to find
as glass items have been replaced by plastics and also littering is increasingly discouraged. If only nature could deal with plastic in the same way.