Scenes from the Beach | February 5, 2017


On the beach today, there is a wrack line, assembled debris washed ashore by a high tide. It is fun to amble along a wrack line, identifying objects that are gifts from the sea. On the wrack line today are interesting pieces of driftwood, occasional skeletal remains of fish, a few crabs and seashells. Mostly comprised of twigs and tree branches, the line has human trash too-- plastic cups, etc. Years ago, but thankfully not recently, there were literally thousands of cigarette filters.

Diary, winter 2017

From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher,

email: fishcrow@aol.com. Collections of Mr. Thatcher’s observations are available from Quail Ridge Press, www.quailridge.com or 800-343-1583.