Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Ocean and beach

This was the beach yesterday at low tide with the exposed paperbarks' roots - no wonder several have given way to the ocean's onslaught and below is the scene today close to high tide. The bright green debris is thousands of mangrove seeds and the waves are heavy with more. It was so blustery this afternoon with pounding waves and salt spray filling the air. Midnight and I, alone wandering the newly formed landscape - pure heaven.
Two of the upended paperbarks entwined, but still held to the shore with a couple of determined roots - how much longer will they cling tenuously to the beach which gave them life.
Another victim entangled amongst stronger companions, paperbark strips dancing with the waves and gales, against the heavy backdrop of an angry ocean.

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