Monday, October 27, 2008

Sea-Bean Symposium, Day 2

What a glorious Saturday morning - bright, sunny, not too hot! The Symposium activites started with the annual Bean-a-Thon. In this first photo, Alan, Mike, Ed, Curt, and Matt prepare to check in beaners and their beans, sea glass, or flotsam. Winners in categories such as most beans, youngest beaner, smallest hamburger bean, rarest sea-glass, etc. were announced Saturday evening, and certificates were presented.

We've mentioned Izumi Hanno and her husband, Jim Godfrey, in earlier posts. Their Saturday afternoon presentation of Travels with Mr. Sea-Bean gave the audience an up-close and personal look at their travels (by motorcycle) in Malaysia, with movie clips of villagers and beautiful countryside. Izumi and Jim are creating a Seed Museum in Borneo - what an interesting and adventuresome life these two have fashioned! We'll keep you informed about their project as it progresses.

The keynote speaker this year was Richard LaMotte, author of Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems. Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd, Richard was educational and entertaining , fitting right in with the spirit of the Symposium, even though it was his first visit with us. His presentation featured some of the many beautiful photos from his book - who knew a single shard of sea glass could be so lovely!

And with that, the official 13th Annual Sea-Bean Symposium drew to a close - but we're already planning next year's, so put that middle weekend in October on your calendar.

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