A Week of Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage Finds Day 3

G’day, here we are, Day 3 of Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage finds, now you know I have not been in favour with the Vintage Treasure Hunting Gods don’t you?  Those girls up there have been mean girls for  like ever.  And then on Saturday oh my, hello vintage style beach cruiser, hello pre-loved bike…in white, [...]

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A Week of Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage Finds, Day One

Morning to a week of Beach Cottage coastal vintage finds, I’ve been doing the thrifter’s dance this weekend, I can’t wait to show you all I’ve scored, I’m going to take great joy in photographing my bits and bobs for the blog this week…after a very very very long vintage treasure drought, I’ve had a [...]

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A Week of Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage Finds Day Two

  G’day troops, queen of treasure hunting here, and logging on here to show you Day 2 of my Week of Vintage Treasures, tomorrow is good but this shabby little chair to slot into beachy decor was not a bad buy for $ 5. I came across this beauty while garage saling with Miss Beach Cottage, [...]

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A Beach Cottage Vintage Treasure Hunting Finds

Yo, how you going?  Here I am white cottage woman knee deep in white paint and random old ugly concrete. So, before any of this concrete, mud and white paint stuff got started, before I wondered what on earth I was thinking of, painting my bedroom floor white trying to be all beach house, I [...]

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Beach Cottage Vintage Treasuring Hunting Finds

  G’day!  It’s me.  Girl with crochet.  Girl with bedspreads.  Plus baskets. So these are a couple of the things I found at the weekend… This crochet bedspread is lovely – it’s a creamy cotton but I think with some soaking will be white. At first glance I thought it was a lot older than [...]
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a few Beach Cottage vintage finds

G’day Beach Cottage lovelies!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas! We have been having a mini-holiday at home on the beaches here between Christmas and New Year and all of us have been taking a break, hanging out, going to the beach and not doing much at all. So I have been doing a [...]
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Beach Cottage Vintage Finds

  Well here we are again then Beach Cottage friends, near and far, logging in from a newly floored, still a bit messy, but very much cleaner and freshly painted study this morning, on a polka dot desk.  It’s kinda overcast but burning off with the sun streaming through and again this morning we are [...]



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Live in Atlantic Beach: A Newborn Sea Turtle Finds Its Way to Sea

Atlantic Beachlife was live on the scene last night when a nest of loggerhead sea turtles hatched.  Arriving with our crew as the final group of turtles were at the shoreline,  we followed the last straggler of this sibling group of more than one hundred find its way to the water’s edge.  It was waddling gamely but seemingly confused, while the trained volunteers of the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol assisted. They gently turned and guided it several times, until the tiny marine reptile finally found the water’s edge and was carried away by an outgoing wave.

The birth of any baby brings out the best in people, and sea turtles are no exception.  Tonight, families were seen hugging, tearful with joy to be part of this rather rare and fleeting moment (a nest can hatch and baby turtles dispersed within 10 or 15 minutes), and snapping photos with camera phones.  Everyone on site was careful to observe the no-flash photography rule, and no one even tried to touch a baby but the gloved specialists who were on hand for the hatching. Unfortunately not everyone who lives at the coastline understands (or cares?) that dimming or dousing their ocean-facing window lights is de rigueur along our beaches during sea turtle season, which runs from May 1 to October 31.  This year, there appears to be an abundance of nests in our area, and we observed that several were wrapped in the rear with blackout sheeting.  We have observed in the past that many of the oceanfront homes and condos have lights blazing inside which can confuse the little ones, who have a long and treacherous journey to maturity.

Only one per one thousand live births will actually live to maturity. At the ripe young age of fifty years old, a surviving female, will return to lay her eggs at the site of her birth.  That means that of the hundreds of sea turtles born during this season, probably just one will be back, nearly two generations from now, to perpetuate the species.  Perhaps you will be on this beach with your (great?)granchildren, and will pass on the lessons of caring for these endangered creatures.

Enjoy the video shot by our reporter, Jeannie Greenwald.

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