Monday, December 23, 2013

Geo 365: Dec. 23, Day 357: Jagged Horizon

Looking north from Arch Rock, the abundance of stacks on the southern Oregon coast is readily apparent. As noted last Wednesday, this is due to processes that toughen the rocks on one hand, and weaken them on the other. The differences in resistance to weathering and erosion result in tough pods that can longer withstand the pounding surf: sea stacks.

I'll be taking a quick break from this particular trip over the next couple of days. Tomorrow, it'll be a quick romp up the coast to Sunset Bay, then a hop over to Newberry for a quintessential Christmas photo for, um, Christmas. Thursday I'll be back for a final photo from this stop. Merry Christmas!

Top photo unmodified. May 8, 2013. FlashEarth location.

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