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The Sunset Pictures thread is moving along nicely, beautiful shots from all over. This one is to showcase the often fascinating pile-ups or shapes of driftwood washed up on the beaches around the world.

BC is a logging-intensive environment, has been for decades and so even the inside waters collect significant amounts of driftwood as logging debris finds its way to the beaches. Winter rainstorms wash a lot of trees into the sea intact. Of course the outer West Coast is prime driftwood territory too.

These first are from Barkley Sound, on Vancouver Island's west coast.









Also in Barkley I found this old stump in a hidden nook.. kind of like a surrealist painting with the colour tones and patterns



This camel head has been stuck in the sand at Hornby Island's Tribune Bay for the last several years.



And this aptly-named 'Driftwood Bay' on Jedidiah Island collects samples all winter long with it's wide open SE exposure.'



And then there's what's done with the driftwood. Always a favourite with kids as a beach activity (building forts and sunshades), and at Wallace Island there are many customized pieces of driftwood commemorating hundreds of boats' visits to this island park.





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one word comes to mind... "fireplace" LOL

I really pray all those pieces of wood are NOT from wrecked boats.

If anyone has ever seen a root ball of a tree that was uprooted it's hard to imagine that such beauty can be found when the dirt is washed away.

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I just keep thinking of those floating just beneath the surface in a channel...

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I just keep thinking of those floating just beneath the surface in a channel...
That is a problem around here.. There's a debris trap on one of our largest rivers that tries to prevent the river-borne debris from getting to the sea.. Its funding is an annual nail-biter. This kind of material is floating around with that trap in place. If it should be discontinued then who knows how bad it'll get.

While the debris is something we have be vigilant of, it's the stinkpotters that get the worst of it (and why cruising around here at 30 knots isn't exactly 'relaxing'.)

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Nice Ron...here's a few more.

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Not exactly "drift"wood but wood nonetheless. Old growth stump recycling itself.



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Hey Steve.. out of the bush? Thanks for kicking in!

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Hey Steve.. out of the bush? Thanks for kicking in!
Ya for now, I've been hunkered down all day here in Campbell River waiting for a weather break to cross over to the Sunshine Coast and of course it would ease up at the same time the light disappears. Maybe morning will be good.


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Beautiful pictures. Thanks.
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Faster - your shots are great.

Great idea.


I think this piece of wood in still in Bedwell harbour.


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