Friday, October 04, 2013


the groin by our cottage at sunrise this morning
The cottage we are renting at Pawleys Island, SC
is right on the beach, and sits beside a groin.
I had always called this structure a jetty,
but Craig referred to it as a groin.
So I did a bit of research and found that he was indeed correct!

We sit beside groin #2, and our morning walk takes us to groin #10 and back.
The boys run along and play,
Bosco chases the sea birds,
Barker checks out the beach chairs and toys,
and I look for interesting shells and pieces of beach glass.
It's a peaceful and glorious time of day.

I began checking out the rusted knobs that protrude from the timber at each groin:

The sea water and tides do amazing things to this hardware!

Hurricane Hugo destroyed most of the shoreline and beach cottages
at Pawleys back in 1989,
so the present groins are at most only 24 years old.
Amazing how the sea has weathered that heavy metal.

thanks for dropping by

peace to you!


Nanette said...

Fun to wrap those rusty bolts, some interesting patterns might emerge....a new take on rust dyeing. The Island looks idyllic.

Jeannie said...

So beautiful. I'd love to have one of those piers in my yard. I love the look of weathered wood and iron. Have a wonderful weekend. xo

Maggi said...

Love the patterns, colours and textures. Over here in the UK we spell them groynes - another transatlantic difference :)