Sunday, August 5, 2012

Exploring Monashka Beach

Boat Wreckage on Monashka Beach 
Rusted-Out Hulls and Beach Glass blanket the beach. What treasures!

The beaches here in Kodiak are all over. The sand is a dark gray color that ranges from fine sand to rocky beaches. Part of what you can also find on the beaches are left-over hulls from ship wrecks and other man-made, marine debris. On Monashka Beach, Tom and I found one particular wreckage that looked more like art....huge art.

The debris included ropes that the sailors use on their ships. After getting bashed around in the ocean currents and washed up on shore, the colored rope can take on a more organic, less orderly form...

The day we went to the beach it was sunny and beautiful. We saw two people kayaking in the cove and also got a chance to watch a few fireworks being set off from across the bay. In the Kodiak Borough (everything that is not in Kodiak City limits) fireworks are allowed year-round. It sounded like we were in the middle of a war-zone right around the 4th of July!

It's a beautiful beach to go visit, and holds a great deal of interest for anyone who is interested in the outdoors. For my artistic eye...there was a lot to photograph and plenty of interesting shapes to explore!

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