Candy and Jim Duke stroll along the Padre National Island Seashore, and something catches their gaze. What others may have dismissed as a regular old bottle discarded on the beach draws the couple in. That’s because they notice it has a message inside, inviting them to open the container. And, when they do, they can’t believe what’s inside.
Most Saturday mornings find Candy and Jim at the beach. The Corpus Christi, Texas-based pair spent that day perusing the sand along the Padre Island National Seashore. Their expeditions rewarded them with natural treasures, including sea glass and bottles, the latter of which they used to decorate their backyard fence.