Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Flowerpot Island

The flowerpots are two elegant sea stacks of thinly bedded dolostone on the east side of the island. From the tour boat, I thought the upper surface of the stacks looked suspiciously unnatural and later I read something that indicated that maybe efforts have been made to shore them up. It is always a shame when erosion and the passage of time wipe out the symbol of your community, or the primary destination of your local tour operators! New Hampshire reinforced the Old Man of the Mountain with steel and concrete, though eventually he came down anyway.

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