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There are many places to go and find great beachcombing. What are we looking for? Shells, driftwood, interesting rocks, bones of giant sea mammals, antique artifacts, and detritus from around the Pacific Ocean that washes up on shore. This is pure kids’ play, and everybody loves it!

Birders will love walking the seashore of Bristol Bay.  There are many stories to be told in the myriad of animal tracks that follow the ocean edge, too.

A real treasure to find is the round, hand-blown glass floats and antiques formerly used by Japanese fishing vessels to float their nets.

Beachcombing treasures

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Most floats were made in Japan or Korea 30-60 years ago and are shades of green because that is the color of glass from recycled sake bottles (especially after prolonged exposure to sunlight). However, transparent, amber, aquamarine, amethyst, blue, and other colors were also produced.

Beachcombing with Beaver on wheels

Dream Come True for me 🙂

The adventure of a lifetime! After a previous fishing trip to Alaska, I really wanted to share with my wife (of 49 years), the Alaska fishing experience and most of all, for her to love it. Crystal Creek made my dream come true. We both had an incredible trip beyond anything I could have hoped for. Very Grateful. We recommend Crystal Creek lodge to all.

Jim from WF

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