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Sunday, March 26, 2017

An ode to Stumpy

If you've spent a lot of time some place, you'll appreciate the feeling of recognizing certain features of the landscape.  It's easy to start checking in on them — to say hello, and to watch them change over time.

And so we present an ode to "Stumpy" a large driftwood stump that washed ashore on Salmon Creek Beach in 2012.  During our surveys there, Eric and I noted Stumpy's location and position, and I took random photographs during the past five years.

Below you'll find a selection of photographs in chronological order.  Note that the position and orientation of the stump changed a lot over the years, and sometimes it was quite buried in the sand.

2012:




2013:



2014:



2015:



2016:






2017:


Stumpy headed back out to sea around 20 February 2017.  Who knows where Stumpy will end up, but if you happen to see our friend, say a big "Hello!" for us.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. In a couple of those shots, it looks like a barnacle!

Carol

John W. Wall said...

Love this. Stumpy had a lot of driftwood company for a little while there.

Jackie Sones said...

Thanks, Carol and John!

I agree -- it does look like a barnacle in some of those photos!

And yes -- the El Nino storms brought lots of driftwood to the beach. Although "Stumpy" has gone on to other adventures, we're now tracking "Methuselah" -- another story for a future post!

:) J.

Darris said...

What a great photographic project . . . I take photos of the shifting sands and dunes, rocks and such on Doran Beach but I love that you have a history of "Stumpy" . . .