Drift Line

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”

Another in a series of assignments for Blogging 101. This one is a photo challenge called Half and Half

drift line dominated by by-the-wind sailorThis spring, small blue jellyfish-like creatures washed ashore by the millions turning beaches blue in places. These abundant little hydroids are called by-the-wind sailors, Velella velella.

I like the clean, squiggly cut of the drift line, splitting the beach between clean sand spattered only by raindrops on the high side, and the accumulation of Velella on the low side.

You can see more photos and learn about my adventures with Velella in The Drift Line’s Getting Slippery on the Northern Oregon Coast: By-the-Wind Sailors Wash Ashore in Great Numbers