Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rock-hounding at the beach

Today we planned to go Agate hunting at the beach. My brother got delayed looking for a part for his trailers. We waited around for a while but eventually gave up and went without them.

From the beach we went to you could see several oil rigs out in the ocean.

 Oil rig with Glacier in the background.
The beach was all rocks and it went for miles and miles. A few people buzzed by us on 4x4 ATVs. All along the beach you need to look for Agates which are pieces of volcanic quartz that are really clear and smooth and can be worked to look even better.

You have to know what you are looking for because there are a lot of rocks! And the regular Quarts is all around with it's sandy smooth textured from rolling and rolling through the oceans.

Agates on the other hand are smooth when they are forced.
A small sampling of some of the agates we found on the beach. When we get home I will have to see what I can do with them.  You can cut them or tumble them or polish them in other ways.

On the way back from the beach I finally tried coffee from many of the Photo-mat like Espresso places they have in Alaska. There are more coffee places here than even in Seattle.
Our neighbor at the RV Park in Soldotna is a German man with an adorable but very un-trained German Shepard Puppy.

We also did some shopping and watched more fishing!

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