Friday, April 21, 2006

Beach Marbles: a WaterFind from Diana


I have been collecting marbles over the past 39 years from our local beaches, Arbutus Cove and Cadboro Bay, in Victoria, B.C. Canada. They are always just rolling around with the stones, and as far as I know, no kids ever go there with marbles. My hunch is that crows pick them up from play areas and drop them on the stones to break them open as they do with Horse Chestnuts. Some of the marbles I've collected are very worn and pitted, suggesting they have been rolling around in the gravel and stones for a long time. As you can see, one is even broken.

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