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I know it’s not sea glass, but I just had to share this morning’s beautiful moon. I stood just inside my front door with my tripod and camera and saw this just above the neighbor’s roof. Couldn’t have been easier or more perfect. 🌑💙🌌 #totallunareclipse #lunareclipse #themoon #bloodmoon #bluemoon #supermoon #astronomy #astrophotography #heathersnowphoto
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Thank you, @seacrateclub and @mikaharmony for the #openseacrate gift! The seahorse print is so beautiful. I love it. 💙🌊 #seacrate #seahorse #watercolorpainting #sealife #seamail #oceanmail #artwork #oceanart
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Here’s a happy post for you after all the trash photos. My friend and I snorkeled at Poipu last week. (I’m the dork on the right with the full face mask.) We saw so many sea creatures. It was wonderful! The reef was pretty clean too. I found and pulled a fishing weight and fishing line out of the reef, but thankfully saw no other trash in this area. 🌊💙 Photo credit: Gingi Y. #snorkeling #Poipu #hawaii #kauai #theolddogandthesea #swimming #snorkelhairdontcare
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I know I’m preaching to the choir here. There are tons of trash on the eastern and northern shores of the islands right now. Much of it is plastic. I grabbed what trash I could during every beach walk while I was visiting, but I hardly made a dent; the trash just keeps on coming. Every little bit helps so please leave the beach cleaner than you found it. #beachcombing #beachcleanup #beachcleaning #twominutebeachclean #kauai #hawaii #marinedebris #plastictrash #microplastics #theolddogandthesea #recycle #reuse
This is only a fraction of what’s on Hawaii’s beaches right now. The currents are bringing more and more trash. There are buoys, ropes, plastic bottles, glass bottles, buckets, nets, traps, caps, and literally tons of broken plastic. I was visiting Kauai for only a short time and every time I walked the beach, I picked up trash. I hardly made a difference. But if we all do the same, there is hope. #twominutebeachclean #beachcleaning #beachcleanup #marinedebris #litter #trash #beachcombing #plastictrash #kauai #hawaii
Cabinet of shells at the Kauai Museum. #cabinetofcuriosity #seashells #shells #shellcollecting #noliveshelling #kauai #hawaii #kauaimuseum #beachcombing
My first Japanese fishing floats! I didn’t find them myself—I tried in the short time I had—but I did find a shop selling locally-found floats. If I couldn’t find one myself, I had no problem buying some from a local Kauai family. The floats are beautiful! One has water inside. The smallest one has markings I’ll need to research. Visit The Kauai Store in Kapa’a. They’re full of the aloha spirit and feature local products and crafters. 🌊💙 #seaglass #glassfishingfloats #japanesefishingfloat #fishingfloats #theolddogandthesea #beachcombing #hawaii #kauai #thekauaistore #kapaa
Found three Japanese bottles and plenty of plastic fishing floats and buoys. I only kept one small plastic float. #glass #seaglass #glassbottles #suntory #japanesebottles #fishingfloat #twominutebeachclean #trashtotreasure #theolddogandthesea #beachcleanup #kauai #hawaii
Everything I found in Kauai in the last week: sea glass including dark amethyst, bonfire glass, melted aluminum, fishing weights, various limpets, one whole cowrie, pottery, china, ceramic, jadeite, milk glass, and uranium glass. #beachcombing #twominutebeachclean #beachcleanup #seaglass #bonfireglass #seapottery #trashtotreasure #theolddogandthesea #hawaii #kauai
Shells! 🌊💙 #seashells #shells #beachcombing #hawaii #kauai #kokeemuseum #cowrieshells #noliveshelling
These waves! #kauai #hawaii #ocean #waves #surf #oceanwaves #beach #theolddogandthesea
I finally sorted the glass a bit more. A few pretty nuggets! That one dark brown is almost black. It’s a very thick piece! #seaglass #beachglass #trashtotreasure #beachcombing #theolddogandthesea
Saw Hawaiian monk seals today! I didn’t expect to see them but when I went to Poipu to go snorkeling, there they were napping on the beach. Glad to see everyone staying behind the ropes and leaving the seals alone. #poipu #kauai #hawaii #monkseals #beach #theolddogandthesea
I found some purple lightbulb insulators, a melted aluminum nugget, and two pretty pieces of pottery. I especially love the one with the tree pattern. #seapottery #seaglass #aluminum #lightbulbinsulators #purpleseaglass #pottery #theolddogandthesea #beachcombing
Kauai Glass Beach. Fine surf-tumbled seaglass. It’s amazing. #kauai #seaglass #beachglass #beachcombing #beachcleanup #theolddogandthesea
I’m so happy that my #seacrate came today! The blue and white Japanese pottery is beautiful and I’m so excited to have my new beachcombing bag along with all the other little goodies that were in the box. 💙🌊 #openseacrate #seapottery #pottery #japanesepottery #beachcombing #beachcombingbag #theolddogandthesea #seaglass
A close-up of the two best pieces that I found yesterday: the only fully-frosted piece of glass I found and the sand dollar fossil. One day I will find a good looking whole one! I just have to keep combing. #seaglass #beachglass #beachcombing #marinefossil #sanddollarfossil #sanddollar #theolddogandthesea #trashtotreasure #california
It’s been a couple weeks shy of a year since I’ve found more than a handful of sea glass while beachcombing southern California. We need our winter storms to come! I’m thankful for the small amount I did find in addition to a tile, ceramic, and four fossils. Took about three hours to find it all. #seaglass #beachglass #beachcombing #marinefossils #sanddollarfossil #theolddogandthesea #trashtotreasure #seatile #seapottery #california #southerncalifornia
And here they are, the 2017 best nine. #theolddogandthesea #seaglass #beachglass #purpleseaglass #vintagebottles #beachphotochallenge #beachcombing #bestnine2017 #2017bestnine
Whichever of the numerous holidays you celebrate this time of year, I hope they are merry and that you are spending time with people who unconditionally love you as you are! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Solstice! Merry Yule! Happy Kwanza! Happy Holidays from Heather & Luna. ❤️🐾 #theolddogandthesea #happyholidays #merryyule #happykwanza #merrychristmas #happyhanukkah #happysolstice #happymonday
I’m getting the “don’t leave me” face. #theolddogandthesea #seniordog #beachdog #pomsofinstagram #pomeranian #pomeraniansofinstagram #poundpuppy #olddog #shelterdog #lunablackpom