A Driftwood Hunt & A Crate

Driftwood in my world doesn't come from a store...


This is the North Shore of Long Island...
Pretty rocky, not like the beautiful 
white sand ocean of our South Shore, 
but beautiful anyway...


Today I dragged my husband out on this beautiful day,
 down to the beach for a driftwood hunt....


Not just any driftwood but driftwood boards...
pieces of old boats, docks, or old bleached-out 
whatever that has floated to shore...


As you can see we collected a basket full...
It's kind of like nature's junkyard...


We walked all the way out to the point 
where the Long Island Sound was on one side of me...

A rare Internet sighting of yours truly... 

And the bay was on the other...


We collected a lot of sun bleached boards today!

 I'm thinking another trip to the beach tomorrow 
for more treasures might be in order!

 I brought the driftwood home and dumped it all into a pile so I could figure out which ones I could make into something with  beachy awesomeness....


A few cuts and a little ornamental rusty hardware....


I especially love the pieces with paint still on them...
I wonder what this wood used to be... a ship? a dock? 
How far did it drift?


And now a very cool crate with a mysterious history and 
memories of a beautiful day at the beach... 



Stay tuned for the next couple of weeks...
I love building crates!

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