Sunday, January 10, 2010


Once upon a time a small stream ran down this ravine on the east side of Vashon Island, probably running out across the beach through a tangle of fallen trees. Now the stream exits the ravine in a 6' waterfall from the end of a pipe.

The seawall is a classic - complete with a decaying concrete balustrade along the top. The tide during the photos was probably about 11' - 100 years ago, this would have left a wide strip of dry beach, but today the waves are bouncing against the concrete. The 13' tide a couple of hours ago would have been well up on the wall itself.

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