Bales of drugs, derelict vessels, seaweed, whales, and driftwood are among the many items to wash up on South Florida’s beaches, but the latest flotsam and jetsam has made believers of some beach-goers.
A very large, barnacle-encrusted, wooden cross washed ashore behind the Ocean Manor Beach Resort along Galt Ocean Mile in Fort Lauderdale, during the weekend.
“It is fantastic,” said Mary Ann Smolinski, visiting from Michigan. “It’s amazing. Very spiritual.”
A group of people dragged it up onto the beach from the water’s edge behind the hotel at 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, she said.
“We were just lying on the beach and we saw a crowd of people around and I just got up to see what was going on,” said Smolinski. “It was a cross that was laying right in the water.”