Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2/3/14 Report - Beach Renourishment Projects. NDBC Buoy Data. Pirate Superstitions. Six Foot Surf Predicted Friday.

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.BlogSpot.com.

Beautiful Day On The Treasure Coast
This is what it looks like.  If you are a snowbird you have to love this.  The weather couldn't be any nicer.   It isn't like summer with 90 degree heat and 90 percent humidity.  Its really nice.

If you want to find something old on a beach, that is a different matter.  In that case you might like stormy weather with strong winds and a high surf.

If you are from up north and want to find treasure on a Treasure Coast beach, you have to have some luck.  You have to be lucky enough to be here at the right time.  And frankly, we haven't been having many good treasure hunting days on the Treasure Coast.  Sooner or later we will get some good  conditions - hopefully soon.  If you are one of the many who make an occasional visit and haven't hit it right yet, that doesn't mean you are doing anything wrong.  You have to be here at the right time.

I actually did find one long cut yesterday that ran for about a hundred yards and was over three feet high much of the way.  Unfortunately and unsurprisingly, it was in recent renourishment sand, which is disappearing at a rapid rate.

I think they'll be dumping sand just south of the Fort Pierce inlet soon.  As I mentioned a couple of days ago, the Wabasso Beach access and the Turtle Trail accesses were closed.  I guess they'll be bringing new sand in there too.  I expect to see a lot of renourishment projects over the next few weeks along the Treasure Coast.


If you remember the tie clasp that Dan B. found showing tigers on it, it is a boy scout neckerchief slide.  Bill G. sent me a link showing one of those.  Thanks Bill!

I added a new link to the blog.  It will take you to the NDBC buoy data.  You can select a buoy anywhere around the world.  We have one just off of Fort Pierce and one off of Sebastian, which are the ones that will be most used by readers of this blog.  The buoy records a lot of data including wave heights.  Take a look.  You might like it. 


Did you know

Witches would sell the wind to sailors in the British Isles and Europe. These wind-sellers sold magic hawsers tied with three knots, said to bring the wind.  By the end of the sixteenth century wind selling had grown into an international trade.

It was customary for shipwrights to put a gold coin somewhere in the keel and a silver coin was put somewhere below the mast. The gold coin was for good luck and the silver coin protected the ship and the crew from storms.

Whistling aboard ship was supposed to invoke an adverse wind, which could harm the ship and crew.  

Those are some of the tidbits found on the following linked web site about pirate superstitions.



The surf on the Treasure Coast is small today and will be tomorrow too.  Unfortunately I was right.  The 7 - 10 foot surf that was predicted for this weekend is now to 4 to 6 feet for this Friday.  C'est la vie. 

Happy hunting,