Thursday, June 19, 2014

Standing Back.......


According to Wikipedia: Erosion is the process by which soil and rock are removed from the Earth's surface by exogenic processes such as wind or water flow, and then transported and deposited in other locations.


Along some coastal areas this has always been a problem but one that 'naturally' occurs.


We have been watching this erosion process for the past 20+ years down at MacDonald Hill
which is just down the road from from us.


As you can see the grass/earth is falling into the sea.
Where there were once two paths heading down along the edge of this cliff,
there is only one now.


There is not much that can be done that would be practical to try to 'hold back' nature.


Any 'solution' would only be temporary.


Best to respect and admire the forces that 'nature' exerts on us.




22 comments:

  1. we recently had some devastating mud slides in our area and it is frightening the power of nature. I hope you are far enough off the beaten path and your home is not in any danger. Beautiful to see but so very scary to be part of the end results. take care. How is Ron doing these days???

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    1. We are pretty far away from this area Joanne. Our home is not on the edge of the coast.
      Ron is doing better this month than he was in the previous two months. He is adjusting to meds and changes in his physical abilities....it takes a good year to get almost back to where he was. Slowly but surely. It is a big medical event to experience, and you know about these. Thanks for asking.

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  2. Isn't is amazing how slowly this process happens over time, yet when you look at before-and-after pictures from say, 20 years apart, the change is so apparent. Mother Nature is so amazing...

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    1. True enough Keith. However some coastal areas are eroding right before one's eyes. A couple of my siblings own a cottage along the shore in Prince Edward Island, our neighbouring province. Every year they are closer to the cliff's edge.....they will have to move their cottage further back on the property very soon.
      Oh the power of nature!

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  3. You got it, Jim, any solution would be temporary. Mother Nature certainly has a mind of her own, and a definite plan. We are only observers while we're here. Gorgeous photos!

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    1. I have always been enthralled in the power of Mother Nature and am humbled by it.

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  4. I love your photos so much, and as long at it's Mother Nature's Way it's a OK with me, beautiful, beautiful ...

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    1. OK with me too, Lorraine. I trust what She is doing. She has a plan.

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    1. Gaia sure does, Debra! And best we don't get in the way. I hope 'we' haven't pushed out luck too far with her.

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  6. and be careful where you built your ocean view home!

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    1. Good advice Joyce! We are at sea level close to a tidal salt marsh. No fears of falling over a cliff here.

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  7. Everything is temporary, Jim. Have they tried planting some thirsty trees and grass seed as a temporary solution?
    Nature will do what she will...

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    1. They have tried everything to stop the advances of nature, haven't they?! Nature is probably laughing at our attempts and arrogance, Sharon. She is in control as much as some do not like to admit.

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  8. That's some bad erosion. But a lovely coastal view.

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    1. Just the eastern side of the hill is this way,Fiona, really strong winds hit this side all year round.

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  9. Lovely photos documenting this natural phenomenon.

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    1. Thanks Pat. It is interesting to watch this.

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  10. A geological post! Thank you! Thank you, Jim! You wouldn't believe what my sister Donnie and her husband Martin have gone through to try and stabilize the bank in front of their home in Smith's Cove! My three other siblings, who have homes in the Cove, tease Donnie terribly, and they tell her that she can always have a bed in one of their homes when the ocean eats hers! Don't you just love family!

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