Just driftin….

Wow, the ocean can sure wash up some serious driftwood!

Look at this chunk…the root system of a very large tree.

DSC_9513_aYou can see how the lower portion was under water for so long that it had a full complement of barnacles attached. The middle portion is still green from its water exposure.

Another piece nearby:

DSC_9526_aYou’ve gotta wonder how some of these pieces could grow in such complex patterns!

DSC_9529_aSpeaking of driftin….Ross enjoyed some down time while the rest of us ran up and down the beach enjoying each other’s finds! The nearly full moon watched over his shoulder.

Ultimately, each day drifts down to its sunset….

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Special places

We have really grown attached to several places around here….some for their beauty, some for their drama, some for their variety, and some for their convenience.

Moonstone Beach is just 5 miles from our coach, and offers several of those reasons to be special.

Funny little place where a river empties into the ocean…and gets rerouted about once a month due to major changes in the sand bars.

It gave us that incredible salmon sky sunset 10 days ago.

Because its beach is quite flat, the waves can be right by the parking lot at high tide, or 400 yards out at low tide!

This pair of rocks offered a photo opportunity the other evening that I couldn’t resist…

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