Whenever I’m down in the swash or threading my way through backshore driftwood, or anywhere in between, I’m searching for things the currents, winds, tides, and surf deposit on the beach. This year the drift was full of treasures. Some had human origins, and there were plenty from marine, estuarine, and terrestrial sources too. Unravelling their stories is irresistible, and some remain mysteries. Below, arranged chronologically, are a few discoveries that caught my attention last year.
That’s a view of the 2016 wrack line though my eyes. It’s just a sample; if you want to see more floats and buoys, drift algae, carcasses, bottles, drift line inhabitants, and other beached drifters, browse through Wrack Line 2016 or any of my Wrack Line pages.