inishbofincrafts

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Category: Beachcombing finds …

If you go down to the beach today you’re in a for a big surprise ….

and I was ….

… sixgilled shark deepwater, and one of 28 within irish waters … who knew ?? … not I …

Beautiful creature … rare, however, becoming more common washed up caught in nets which drag the floor of the ocean …

check this site out : http://www.irishelasmobranchgroup.org/?page_id=7

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Clay Pipe

Clay Pipe from Murrays, Glasgow – c1830-1861
I found it last Easter on the beach by my house
… It would be interesting to know who was the former owner … what brought them to Bofin … and their story … and of course its one thing I’ll never be able to know … so its down to a little more research, and then my imagination !! They were very common pipes back then, so simply discarded … am assuming it belonged to a salty seadog …

Sea Potato … mesmerising by their sheer detail

Rare enough to come across, and an incredibly delicate shell … unless in the palm of my hand they wouldn’t stand a chance of making it home from the beach … and once home … one pounce from a 4 legged friend and they can shatter into 100’s and 1000’s ! … and I would know because …

Beachcombing Finds … Sept 2011

A find last week whilst walking across the beach home … think as a result of the remains of Hurrican Katia whipping up the floor of the ocean … trying to get it dated … looks circa 40 years old … its incredibly well preserved … when I find out a little more I will donate it to the local museum, as it seems its rightful resting place …