A secret volunteer team is dropping glass floats and sand dollars on the beaches in Lincoln City, Oregon this spring break. It all began in 1999 to celebrate the new millennium. Each year the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau has sponsored Finders Keepers. Select glassblowers on the coast make special handcrafted signed and numbered glass floats.
Volunteers called “Float Fairies” put the floats out on the beach of Lincoln City, from the sands north of Chinook Winds Casino, down to the Taft area. It’s up to the individual volunteers when and where. They are set in plain site, sometimes hidden behind obstructions, but easily seen and accessed. The thrill of finding one of these floats adds additional excitement to beachcombing.
The floats are always placed on the sand, above the high tide mark, and below the embankment. Please don’t climb the rocks or vegetation! It’s dangerous for you, and can lead to erosion. If you find one of the floats you can take it to the Visitor and Convention Bureau and they will issue a certificate of authenticity to accompany the ball.
Also whale watching is going on all this week! Out at the Oregon Coast there is a lot to do so check the calendar of events out at the Oregon Coast.
Our family headed out to the beach, spring is also a great time to fly kites as the weather is becoming more mild. We didn’t find any glass floats but did search.