Category Archives: Invisible Beach

On Gooseneck Barnacles & More Clusters at South Coast beaches….

(Photo: gooseneck barnacles, courtesy John Vonderlin.) Hi June, There was one unusual “I See Dead Things” cluster at Invisible Beach that only appeared once, but has left me hoping for its return. Though, instead of being a cluster of a … Continue reading

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Clusters On South Coast Beaches by John Vonderlin

Hi June, As I began regularly collecting the marine debris that was spit out by Neptune’s Vomitorium, onto Invisible Beach, I couldn’t help but note that often there would be clusters of certain types of debris. Knowing that moving water … Continue reading

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Invisible Beach: A New Mystery by John Vonderlin

(Image: John Vonderlin’s collection of debris found at ‘Invisible Beach.’) It was not long after the mystery of the tags was solved, while on another pebble and driftwood gathering trip–that we encountered a new mystery to consider. There were a … Continue reading

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Invisible Beach: The Mystery of The Tags Is Solved

By John Vonderlin So, while I now knew where the tags had come from, I didn’t understand why they continued to show up over such a long time. Had they been floating around out there all this time, with a … Continue reading

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The Story of 'The Contender' by John Vonderlin

Intrigued, I did an Internet search and discovered the sad truth behind their presence on the beach. Here’s the short story of the ill-fated boat, “The Contender.” From: District 11 Public Affairs Press Release “Coast Guard Station Golden Gate with … Continue reading

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"Invisible Beach:" Where We Meet 'The Contender'

The next time I returned with a beachcombing friend it was a different story. While we didn’t find another sealed packet of the cards, we did find singletons here and there. We started making a game of it, calling out … Continue reading

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"Invisible Beach": Where We Meet 'The Contender'

By John Vonderlin (Image: John Vonderlin’s collection of tags found at ‘Invisible Beach.’) Having been a Natural Wonder collector, photographer and admirer for years, it seemed logical to create dissonant art by combining objects from my collection with some of … Continue reading

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