A sign from the sea – Big Pine Key trap washes ashore in Ireland

10557632_803371666457870_1836511594689907622_oRosemary Hill never knows what the sea will bring to her that day. She has a passion for beachcombing on the sandy strands next to her hometown of Waterville, a small fishing village in County Kerry, Ireland. In recent weeks, among other things, she’s found a multitude of tropical sea beans, a half-destroyed Christmas decoration and Hewlett-Packard printer ink cartridges. On Jan. 8, she discovered something intriguing: the top of a stone crab trap. “We don’t have these in Ireland,” she thought. And when she looked closely, she saw a name scratched into the surface: “J. Gates, Big Pine Key.” photo; Rosemary Hill, “Beachcombing in Kerry,”link  Read the article here 08:29

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