Sunday, July 07, 2013

Four Mile Rock

Four nautical miles northwest of Yesler's Wharf, a large glacial boulder sits on the beach with a navigation marker and a large bald eagle perched on top.

Four Mile Rock was likely either contained within the Vashon Till or it was a true erratic, sitting in the forest for thousands of years, watching the edge of the bluff gradually creep closer. And then one rainy night, maybe in the middle ages, maybe even much earlier than that, the bluff slipped, and the rock tumbled to the beach.  And it's been there ever since.


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