Sunday I was earching for 2011 tsunami debris from Japan on the Oregon coast where the Umpqua River creates an eddy that collects objects that follow the ocean currents. This is Tahkentitch creek where they have found village sites some 8,000 years ago.
I saw much wildlife and was able to capture a few images.
This creek runs through a western snowy plover nesting site. There were also eagles, otters and sand-dollars. Three sections of beached dock were all close together. The debris was hard to determining the origin of the large dock pieces had no markings but an English wheel was rusting away on top of it. Hard to guess how this got in the North Pacific Gyre. There was one bottle with writing that looked Japanese. There were several fishing floats. I was packing light with my pack canoe a bottle of water and Lighting Ballz for fuel. It was a grand adventure paddling through the sand dunes. Some sections I lined the canoe to get to the ocean. There were lots of log jams and portages to make. It was worth the effort to go where there is no path but that of a paddle.
Tsunami Search 3 Years After
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