Monday, July 21, 2014

Beachcombing for Legos

In Cornwall, the sport of the hour is hunting for legos on the beach. They are easy enough to find, ever since a shipping container stuffed with nearly 5 million washed overboard during a storm in 1997. This is Tracey Williams, apparently one of the leaders of this movement:
These days the holy grail is an octopus or a dragon. I only know of three octopuses being found — and one was by me — in a cave in Challaborough, Devon. It's quite competitive. If you heard that your neighbor had found a green dragon, you'd want to go out and find one yourself.
We humans love to search and find, especially bright pretty things. As an archaeologist, I ought to know.

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