Monday, September 26, 2011

A Whole Lotta Wood

I suppose everyone has been to the beach somewhere and seen some pieces of driftwood here and there. I had never seen anything even close to this before. Seems like anywhere there is an outlet to the sea from one of the many rivers flowing out of the Olympic mountains, the surrounding beaches are littered with great fields of dead wood washed down from the forests inland... and I am talking thousands and thousands of *huge* chunks as well as nearly whole trees. Sometimes it takes some minutes to get through it just to reach what's left of the beach. I'm afraid none of my pictures really does justice to the scale of it; I was more concerned at the time with climbing over it.
Click the image for an enlarged view and you'll get a better sense of size.

6 comments:

Patrick said...

Another wonderful view from your beautiful national parks Mark. I really love the wild atmosphere here.

Carolyn Ford said...

awesome photography!

Gaelyn said...

Then just wait for a storm and all the wood furniture will be rearranged.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Bleached fallen trees, lying in their natural state after their life was over, really a great image and only wish that you had shared several of the same. Wonderful!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Such an incredible image!

The Retired One said...

absolutely gorgeous...and the tree in the background is very cool too!