Have you ever built a castle in the sand? People are always building forts and shelters and castles on the beach. Last year I photographed a few and this was one of my favorites. Most people-built structures can’t stand up to the wind, waves and currents on the outer shores, so they don’t last too long. Have you ever wondered why you don’t see many piers along the outer shores?
Only 22 days after I discovered it, this castle was showing signs of wear. It’s not just the physical elements that take a toll; humans also play a role, I’ve noticed that structures like this also take a beating from energetic beach cleaner-uppers. The next organized beach cleanup in Oregon, USA will be on March 30, 2013.
3 months later…it’s almost gone.
Nothing left by December. Evidence of the castle featured in this post lasted for about 6 months. That’s a long time on the outer shores. Some castles are a bit more enduring.
Like this old growth stump. It’s been a landmark on the outer shores for years.
Here it is, a little worse for wear, withstanding a recent King Tide. You can see this stump in the background of one of the photos in my last post, King Tide.