earthstory: Not your usual driftwood..Floodin…


Not your usual driftwood..

Flooding, high tides and blasting winds worked together to wash this massive “piece” of driftwood, or more correctly driftlog, ashore at La Push beach on the northwest coast of Washington.

When a strong gale blew though the community in spring 2010, it toppled trees that then floated down rivers and washed up on the shore.

The entire length of the beach was strewn with driftwood of all sizes- this being the largest.

Just for some perspective, the girl in this photo is 1.82 metres (6 feet) tall.


Image courtesy of Phillip Lachman.