Storm Erosion

Storm Erosion | Pacific Beach, WA | January 2020

Sea Visit | A stormy beach offers good lessons in change and impermanence. The sand is like an Etch-A-Sketch, drawn and redrawn by the onslaught of wind, rain, surf and tides. What we embrace one day — a winding creek, giant cedar logs, great swirls of kelp — are gone the next, replaced with the unexpected, sometimes the unimagined. (What kind of deep-sea monster is that?) We explore this new beach architecture with an eye to the darkening horizon, where the next life-changing storm brews. Of course, the big questions loom: What’s the meaning of this maelstrom? Is reality really so malleable? And what’s the best way to dry out these pants?

Bonus photo: Erosion with Poodle