Wednesday, August 31, 2011

{Glass Beach}

Here is a new travel destination I want to see. 
 A place called Glass Beach,  located in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California.




During the early 20th century, people would throw their glass, appliances, even automobiles off the cliffs into the ocean.  It was used so frequently as a dumping ground it was nicknamed
"The Dumps" by the locals.


In the late 60's the area was closed and efforts were persued to clean up the beach. Over the next several decades the waves pounded, churned and polished the glass that washes up on shore now as beautiful sea glass.
 


 The beach is now part of the California State Park system and being protected from people removing the glass.


     I like to think that given enough time the Earth could repair all the damaging things we do to it, if only we were more aware and mindful.

via Reddit

2 comments:

Chloé said...

this place looks awesome! it would be so cool to go there one day!

Shekinah said...

Oh wow- that's gorgeous!