Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Watching Rocks

There is a beach further down the road from here that is almost entirely covered in rocks.

This is in complete contrast to the other beaches in this area. I wonder why this one hasn't gone the 'way' of most beaches and become sand?

As Sophie and Ron were playing ball in the water, I noticed a few rocks.

As I 'centered in' on them, I realized that these have been around for a very long time. How long one may ask? Well, let's put it this way, these rocks were much larger originally when they were 'created' many tens of thousands of years ago.

It has been the constant crashing, tumbling and movement of the waves that shape these things into all the different sizes.....and gradually reduce them in size to a grain of sand! 

And I still do not know why this particular beach is not entirely sand.

But if you want a more scientific explanation for the formation of rocks, click here.
And as far as how sand is formed, click here and here.


  1. Beautiful shots, Ron. I think I could sit and watch rocks for hours. In Nova Scotia, anyway. In Nebraska, not so much. :)

  2. Aw, C'mon! You know how I hate thinking first thing in the morning. Love those photos! m.

  3. One of my favorites - rocks! I could watch them all day! Sea foam starting in again?

  4. Shaped by the forces that surround them, and each one an individual. Much like human beings.

  5. One of the nicest holidays I ever had was spent relaxing and looking for interesting pieces of driftwood ,shell and stones there`s so many !lovely photo graphs.

  6. I like the shots of the sea water washing over the rocks.

  7. I can sit and watch those waves forever! Love the shots!

  8. I would go totally crazy in a place like this! I'd feel like finding a treasure in all the different shapes and colours, and cuts and sizes, and... Oh, how fantastic!

    Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures!

  9. fabulous pictures, I can only assume they are much harder rocks and taking longer to wear away... (my eldest brother is a DR of Geology!, go figure! lol)

    We have a pebble beach on our coastline but nothing as spectacular as that ... however it is said that a blindfolded fisherman could tell you were he was on the long expanse of pebble coastline just by the size of the pebbles as they are larger at on end and then grade smaller towards the other end many miles away ...

    yet more useless information from little ole me...

    hugs from England xx

  10. I think I can see the lottery numbers in those rocks.

    I'll send you a postcard from Rio if they're the right ones.

  11. Bloody hell Jim, only you could make rocks look cool! And they are - especially with the water breaking over them.

  12. It must be a young beach. Time wears us all down.

  13. Love the progression! Nice work.

    Peace, Love and Puppies
    Raised By Wolves

  14. SUBLIME PRESENTATION and wonderful Photography of these gorgeous Theme "Rocks and the Sea".......

    Certainly; exactly scientific responses to all our questions are great and important....but your thoughtful words and splendid Imagines are finest Art, Jim...I love it!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

  15. Hello Jim! I'm catching up on your blog, and wanted to tell you that I enjoyed this post!! I collect rocks and if I lived there, I'd be picking up the rocks all the time, I just love them!!

  16. Fantastic pictures of beach stones! I find rocks fascinating!

  17. Oh I have to get to your East coast to see those beautiful rocks. I have been to the West and desire to go to the East. Beautiful words and your rock photos are amazing. I love rocks.


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