Beached Az: 100 things found on a Beach


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Time to delve into the memory box and emerge with a treasure trove of things found on a Beach.

1. A Whale in New York


2. Exploding Whale in Oregon.


I found a four foot long shark once. The lifeguard wasn't happy i was trying to put it back...


I found a GIGANTIC horseshoe crab. I was about 8 or 9. I gawked at it with the kids from the summer program. It just kinda sat there. I looked away, and then it was gone. I had no idea how it moved or how it moved so freaking fast....


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Globsters. Nothing says beach party like several tons of unidentifiable rotting meat.

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When I was a kid, we had a pretty heavy storm roll through while my family was at the coast. When it ended, the beach was covered with what had to be thousands of jellyfish. Probably not a coincidence that summer was the first time I was stung by a jellyfish ...


I've never seen the ocean. I have seen seagulls and pelicans up and down the larger rivers here in Arkansas, and even seagulls up in the Rocky Mountains. But I have seen an 8 foot alligator gar washed up on the banks of the White River near Batesville, AR before. Does that count?


You have never seen the ocean before? How odd.

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I've never seen the ocean. I have seen seagulls and pelicans up and down the larger rivers here in Arkansas, and even seagulls up in the Rocky Mountains. But I have seen an 8 foot alligator gar washed up on the banks of the White River near Batesville, AR before. Does that count?

Here is hoping the Tide comes in...


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Freehold DM wrote:
You have never seen the ocean before? How odd.

Not in "real life". I've never traveled much, having lived all my life in Arkansas, except for one unfortunate year in St. Louis, Missouri. The farthest I've ever traveled from here has been Denver, Colorado and Indianapolis, Indiana for GenCon 9 years ago.

While it's not unrealistic to think I will see the ocean someday, it's not on my bucket list. Or any list. I loathe flying and will never willingly do so again, and my increasingly acute anxiety disorder makes me want to stay home more and more. So, I doubt I ever get to see it, and I'm really okay with that.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I've never seen the ocean. I have seen seagulls and pelicans up and down the larger rivers here in Arkansas, and even seagulls up in the Rocky Mountains. But I have seen an 8 foot alligator gar washed up on the banks of the White River near Batesville, AR before. Does that count?

Wow I can't imagine not seeing the ocean.... I have only seen real snow on the ground twice-ish.

I lived next to the mouth of the Richmond River in Northern New South Wales Australia. Cyclones and floods have washed all sorts of things up - I have seen cargo containers, fishing boats, a car, fridges, tvs, lots of dead stuff - cows, sheep, sharks, rays,

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:

I lived next to the mouth of the Richmond River in Northern New South Wales Australia. Cyclones and floods have washed all sorts of things up - I have seen cargo containers, fishing boats, a car, fridges, tvs, lots of dead stuff - cows, sheep, sharks, rays,

Wow, damn east coasters cant manage the health of a simple river.


yellowdingo wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:

I lived next to the mouth of the Richmond River in Northern New South Wales Australia. Cyclones and floods have washed all sorts of things up - I have seen cargo containers, fishing boats, a car, fridges, tvs, lots of dead stuff - cows, sheep, sharks, rays,

Wow, damn east coasters cant manage the health of a simple river.

I also forgot a caravan and part of a house.

As for the above - it wasn't mismanagement it was the awesome power of nature ripping things up and washing them out to sea or driving them into land with powerful wind and rain.


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The 8th Dwarf wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:

I lived next to the mouth of the Richmond River in Northern New South Wales Australia. Cyclones and floods have washed all sorts of things up - I have seen cargo containers, fishing boats, a car, fridges, tvs, lots of dead stuff - cows, sheep, sharks, rays,

Wow, damn east coasters cant manage the health of a simple river.

I also forgot a caravan and part of a house.

As for the above - it wasn't mismanagement it was the awesome power of nature ripping things up and washing them out to sea or driving them into land with powerful wind and rain.

You're talking to a dude who believes the government has a top secret weather machine, so......


Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:

I lived next to the mouth of the Richmond River in Northern New South Wales Australia. Cyclones and floods have washed all sorts of things up - I have seen cargo containers, fishing boats, a car, fridges, tvs, lots of dead stuff - cows, sheep, sharks, rays,

Wow, damn east coasters cant manage the health of a simple river.

I also forgot a caravan and part of a house.

As for the above - it wasn't mismanagement it was the awesome power of nature ripping things up and washing them out to sea or driving them into land with powerful wind and rain.

You're talking to a dude who believes the government has a top secret weather machine, so......

He does come from the NT the home of Australia's conspiracy nutters.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
You have never seen the ocean before? How odd.

Not in "real life". I've never traveled much, having lived all my life in Arkansas, except for one unfortunate year in St. Louis, Missouri. The farthest I've ever traveled from here has been Denver, Colorado and Indianapolis, Indiana for GenCon 9 years ago.

While it's not unrealistic to think I will see the ocean someday, it's not on my bucket list. Or any list. I loathe flying and will never willingly do so again, and my increasingly acute anxiety disorder makes me want to stay home more and more. So, I doubt I ever get to see it, and I'm really okay with that.

I'm sorry the anxiety is getting worse over time man. I hope that one day you're able to see the ocean.


Freehold DM wrote:
I'm sorry the anxiety is getting worse over time man. I hope that one day you're able to see the ocean.

Thank you. Maybe someday I'll get there.

And to 8th Dwarf, we don't get as much snow here in my state as often as we did when I was a kid, but it did snow a foot beginning on Christmas Day and throughout the next. It's the first time it actually snowed on Christmas Day in Arkansas in 86 years, though there have been many other white Christmases where the snow fell a few days earlier. I miss snow when we don't get any (such as last year).


OH! And for my contribution to Things Found on a Beach:

A huge chunk of ambergris that perfume makers will pay a chunk of cash for.

An old, elaborately decorated bottle. If the finder tries to brush away the sand that coats it, a beautiful blonde woman will appear and call you "Master", eventually moving in with you and causing all sorts of comedy mayhem.

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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:

I lived next to the mouth of the Richmond River in Northern New South Wales Australia. Cyclones and floods have washed all sorts of things up - I have seen cargo containers, fishing boats, a car, fridges, tvs, lots of dead stuff - cows, sheep, sharks, rays,

Wow, damn east coasters cant manage the health of a simple river.

I also forgot a caravan and part of a house.

As for the above - it wasn't mismanagement it was the awesome power of nature ripping things up and washing them out to sea or driving them into land with powerful wind and rain.

You're talking to a dude who believes the government has a top secret weather machine, so......

what top secret? Here is a 2hz double helix sound wave drawing snow off a mountain top.


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yeah, but this is a picture of me and me girlfriend.


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I found her on the beach.

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Been to the ocean plenty of times. Saw sand (not proper sand, mind you, just a whole lot of ground up shells pretending to be sand) and a lot of water (It was full of salt! WTF). Not to mention pelicans, gulls, jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, dolphins, and all kins of tasty tasty fish. But I live in Michigan, home of the Great Lakes (Practically freshwater seas in their own right), and I've seen gulls, and fish here as well. Can't say I've really seen anything interesting washed up on the shore, as I don't actually go to the lakes very often. Really not a big fan of driving half an hour to 45 minutes to spend some time in the water getting pestered by other people at the beach and gulls, all while getting a nasty sunburn. I can get the sunburn at my friend's pool without the other hassle. Also, I'm happier to be far away from that glowing orb of death that is the sun.

....This turned into far more of a rant than I intended... probably because it's 3:30 AM....


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Ummm... proper sand IS ground up shells... at least good sand is. And about the salt, I am sorry you got there when the government was dumping salt into the water as a test run for... ooops. Shouldn't have said that.

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