While walking the spit yesterday, surveying the damage, my wife and I found a buried treasure chest. Sorry Guilly, it wasn't your bar and lines....BTW Thanks to Mark, Ken et al, who returned my "missing" board on Sunday.
You can see from the pic that the "treasure" included pieces of gold, pearls, medallions, rings, waterlogged cigars, shoe decorations, rubber lizards, marbles and the ubiquitous Pirates of the Caribbean Pez dispenser.
This is one of our more unusual finds from walking on the beach, not as profitable as a money clip, but well worth the walk. Saw some more dead Grebes at the end of the Spit Jim, but no way to tell how the birds on the island made out.
The Spit didn't look too bad. Some sand washed off the rocks, but it seems the sand taken off the top was deposited downwind of the heavier gravel, which increased the width of the rigging area. The lake side has less sand now and the walk out will be hard on the "tenderfoot".