Jack’s Walk


Jack with a bit of seaglass, ©voyager, all rights reserved

Jack and I are leaving Perce today on our way home. We’ll likely go as far as Mt. Joli today, which is about a 6 or 7 hour drive and then on Sunday we’ll make the rest of the trek to Montreal where we’ll spend a few days with family before heading home.

The leaving is difficult. We must say goodbye to the mountains and the streams and the beautiful beaches full of treasure for another year. It’s been a good year, though, and we’re leaving with pockets full of happy memories and a big box of rocks. There’s even a bit of seaglass to add to my jar at home. Jack is sitting beside my jar of of seaglass that lives here. Year by year it grows and someday I might even have it filled, but it’s the hunt that keeps me coming back. It’s taken 25 years and a lot of bending over, one piece at a time, to reach this level. I consider it time well wasted.



  1. kestrel says

    Oh, your seaglass collection is amazing. I think you said people make stained glass stuff from it? Well it is well worth it because it is really beautiful.

  2. says

    Oh I love the idea of a seaglass jar. I’ve been wondering what to do with those we brought back from our holidays, but it’s not near enough to even start one.

  3. says

    Lovely collection. If sorted by colour, it could be made into ornamental hourglasses ala Hogwarts point counting. Missing is red for Gryffindor though.

  4. says

    Well wasted indeed!

    I have resin molds calling out for seaglass. Did not know what it is called. Now, I do.

    It ought to come in brown, and green, too. You seem to show a preference for blue.

  5. voyager says

    Thanks for the Goya. I haven’t seen that painting and I love it.
    I have several red pieces, but it’s rare and I keep it in a special place.
    There’s lots of brown, but I don’t like the look of it mixed with with the pretty greens and whites. Blue is special. The story goes that the sailors would drink their liquor and throw the bottles overboard, thus making common seaglass. The blue is from the Milk of Magnesia bottles they would drink later to deal with the after-effects.
    Also, If you want to try molding seaglass I could send you some to work with. I have lots! (I have another jar at home with just about as much)

  6. Nightjar says

    That is an impressive collection, voyager! I’m going to the beach today and I’ll keep an eye for seaglass, but from what I remember it isn’t very common here. There are seashells, though.

    I love Jack’s expression. :)

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