This week saw the annual Animal Rehabilitation Keep sale and auction. This event is always well received since the items offered for sale are those that have washed up on the beach throughout the year. It is hard to believe that these items were at one time floating in the Gulf. Just looking at them brings up stories in the mind. (Well, at least to a fiction writer.) I have selected some photos of the more unusual items.
This first picture will give you an idea of the interest in the sale
This is a shot of some of the buoys that have been found. There is also some electric lights that have fallen off oil rigs.
No one should be surprised by a kayak getting free but a boat ladder? Also, notice the old dugout canoe remnant.
Some more floats, buoys and an ice chest.
Here is a photo of a beautiful piece of rope. Those colorful balls in the background are floats.
I had to laugh at the shovel collection and imagined some guy somewhere pitching his shovel into the Gulf claiming accident.
Here in Texas, we get a lot of dross from Louisiana. Looks like a fence got washed away for the bayou.
Life preservers are a big item. One hopes they were not on someone at one time but just floated free.
Of course, balls get away and make their way to land. Can you say, Wilson?
The last is a photo of the chief scientist at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, Tony Amos. He is a treasure and is decked out in red and a black hat.
I hope you enjoyed the tour.