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May 5, 2012

P1000277Have 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?

May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012

P1000276Only 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.

September 1, 2012
September 1, 2012

3 months later…it’s almost gone.

December 12, 2012
December 12, 2012

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.

July 22, 2010
July 22, 2010

Like this old growth stump.  It’s been a landmark on the outer shores for years.

December 12, 2012
December 12, 2012

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.

2 thoughts

  1. Your eloquence lies in what you don’t describe, letting your readers draw their own conclusions regarding the ephemeral nature of anthrostructures on the shoreline. Nicely done.

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