Beachcombing Adventures


We have both been putting in our 10,000 steps per day. This requires lots of time on the beach, since our island is only 900 feet wide and there are no roads or trails down the length of it.  Among the treasures we have found, many of which you have seen already, we have two unusual items.


Paula found an 1837 one shilling coin stuck in a hole in a rock at the shore.  We had to pry it out with a stick.



We looked on the internet and found a picture to confirm the find.  William IV was King of England from 1830 to 1837.  There was only one type shilling coin issues from 1834 to 1837.The obverse shows GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D: Head right.  The reverse shows ONE SHILLING surrounded by wreath, crown above and date below.


1837 1/-1837 1/-


We figure it either washed ashore from some 19th century shipwreck or it fell out of some other beachcomber’s pocket.


The other interesting find was a note in a bottle.



So our adventure continues…



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