There is a beach in Fort Bragg, California, that’s famous for the iridescent sea glass that shimmers on its shores.
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that a rubbish dump being created would in the space of a century, become a protected area.
Cleanups followed to remove the largest pieces of detritus, but time has done its work on much of the glass which had been thrown over the side of the cliffs. The waves and the weather had smashed, pounded and grounde the glass into smooth, small, rounded objects – million upon million of them.
Now what remains are the beautiful work of nature, shiny rounded glass pebbles strewn all across the beach.