beach combing

by Kaylah Stroup
beachcombing on Lake Erie

One beach, a half hour of wandering, twenty-eight objects to get the tangles out of your hair.

Wild, isn’t it?

I also found a handful of barrettes and a weft of braided hair that had to be at least a foot and a half in length.

Beachcombing in Cleveland
beach combing
found on the beach

A quick found on the beach FAQ

  1. You found all of these in one trip?  Sadly, yes.
  2. What do you do with all after your done? Normally I toss it in the trash or recycle if appropriate. Sometimes I may take certain pieces with me if I think they’ll look cool in a future arrangement or if it’s something I collect. Toy soldiers & all other tiny plastic characters come home with me! I also collect plastic plants, leaves and flowers.
  3. Do you wear gloves when you pick all this trash up? No, I don’t. These are things that are washed up from the lake, not just left on shore. They’re no dirtier than the sand or water. That’s not to say I don’t sanitize my hands as soon as I get back in my car though…
  4. Are all of your beaches this gross? No, absolutely not. We have lots of gorgeous, clean and downright picturesque beaches along Lake Erie. This one in particular just seems to collect all the debris from the lake. I have yet to find another this bad in the area.
combs found on the beach
Boots by Joules. (I highly recommend them!)

If you like my ‘found on the beach’ collections – prints, phone cases, and more can be found here.

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Bethany May 8, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Long time visitor, I just want to say I enjoy your posts so much!
I would have loved finding a giant braid of hair like that!

Teresa May 8, 2019 - 9:33 pm

Pretty much …. LOVEEEE

Kate May 14, 2020 - 1:14 am

28 hair brushes?! Damn that’s wild!

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