It was one of those mornings when everything on the driftline seemed to be out on display. I was waiting around, waiting for one of those high spring tides. The ones they call King Tide. The sand was wonderfully clean, and occasional sun breaks let the light in. Waiting gave me time to take a look around. Here are a few driftline scenes that stood out to me.

Companions

two similar drifted stumps, together on sand


Driftline mystery

A clear jelly blob


Sunrise over the foredune


My gear, showing off

hanging on driftwood


California mussel

mussel shell on sand


Dogwinkle egg cases

drifted eggs on sand


A kiss between friends

Stump in the swash


Moon jelly

moon jelly on sand


Drifted Dungeness

on sand


These are some of the scenes I came across waiting for high tide. To see these and other washed up items on display the morning of November 25, head over to Wrack Line 2019. There, you’ll find a whole year’s worth of drifted discoveries.

On Display

21 thoughts

    1. Thanks, Trish. That’s a good one. Thanks for letting me know. That sun barely made it up before clouds covered it. But soon after there was a sun break and a pretty nice rainbow.

  1. So beautiful! Had to giggle at the photo of your gear, & intrigued by “Kiss between friends”. Yes, I see that! Thank you for all your posts this year. What quiet joy I feel when I look at your photos.It is especially so when memories of my visit to that part of Northern California/Oregon border, both in June 2006, and February 2010. Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year/new decade, 2020.

    1. That kiss is a fun one. As you already imagine, the stump sits where, at higher tides, unless there is very big surf, the swash only gently kisses it. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughtful reactions to my posts this year. Merry Christmas to you!

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