Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Long way from home

We have massive downpours here which wash debris down swollen rivers to the sea. The debris then floats on the waves for months at times until it makes land-fall.

I wonder where this driftwood has been and where it stood once as a majestic tree?
How did it get here onto Pigeon Island and how long did its journey take?

It seems quite at home now and is shelter for lots of small creatures.


Tomorrow I will take you on a journey to the PNG mainland, to the famous Kokoda Track. Hope you are fit!!!!

15 comments:

photowannabe said...

I can't wait to see your pictures. Love the driftwood trunk. Very picturesque and the textures make it pop.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thats one big trunk to be washed about the sea... when I've watched folk on Jet Ski's I think of stuff like this just floating about... it dose not bare thinking about dose it.

Greg said...

Wow - what an interesting looking trunk.

oldmanlincoln said...

If things like this could talk you know the stories would be interesting. I see this one suffered the pains of the chain saw so it wasn't an easy death.

quintarantino said...

A very odd trunk, but giving great photos.
As for the track, I'm quite ready. Started going to the gym twice a week because of all the trips we are having here. Don´t want to be soft and lazy, no m'am!

dive said...

Looks like the poor thing's been logged. Too much logging tends to denude the topsoil and you get landslides in the rainy season. I'd imagine sad old stumpy got washed down a river on the mainland after a landslip.
He'd make a great garden ornament or a climbing frame for local kids.

Kerry-Anne said...

Goodness, that's a large piece of driftwood! You could make quite an impressive table centrepiece out of that, I'd imagine. ;-)

Chuckeroon said...

..another stunner from the tropics. I'm afraid Richmond doesn't come anywhere in this race!

imac said...

Beautiful photo of driftwood, DW would like that in our garden.

Marie said...

Very beautiful photos as usual. We also have big trunks on our beaches after a storm. But they don't come from so far away!

Marcel said...

Maybe it came from Alaska. It looks like one of our stumps. We do get tropical exotic woods drifting ashore here from time to time.

Great photo as always too!

earthboy_rod said...

not fit yet, but getting there. looking forward to seeing more of kokoda. Have you walked it?

Steve Buser said...

I love driftwood. It just seems to have a history and a real story to tell.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Neva said...

That is one big tree that came your way....wow. nice one.

Donna said...

What a beautiful picture!! Hope all's well with you!!