The beauty of the coastline of California is undeniable. The Pacific is magnetic, and I am drawn back to the West Coast when I am away for any length of time. This outcropping, just off the coast of Carmel-by-the-Sea, fascinates me, and I spent quite a while trying to capture a photograph to do it justice. I wanted to take one of the august waves crashing over the top, but ultimately I was struck by the hidden power of the little silent rivers that have carved away the stone over the millennia. There is no great force to the rivulets; they work by sheer repetition and determination. The streams of water cascade over the outcropping each time even a moderately sized wave crashes upon the rock, carrying a grain of sand or two, and slowly they peel away the layers of the hard stone – a testament to the often-hidden power of nature.
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