Sunday, January 13, 2013

At the end of the breakwater

Where swimmers don't dare go
Port Stanley, ON
July 2012
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You'd think a pier or jetty that's blocked by an Alcatraz-like layer of fencing - see here for that - would be enough to warn trespassers away. You'd think wrong, as every time we come here, there's always a fresh layer of graffiti on the concrete. And if you look closely (just click the photo to embiggen) you'll notice some not-so-fresh layers just below the fresh white paint.

I guess we now know why the design team chose white.

Be that as it may, this isn't the typical lighthouse of our childhood dreams, but it'll have to do given the generally sad state of lighthouses around the world. Suffice to say, no one lives here.

Except the birds, who seemed to be having a grand old time on this blustery, summery afternoon. Good thing they don't read signs, either. On second thought, can a gull wield a spray can?

Your turn: I can't explain the ragged-edge effect of the water's edge at the horizon. Maybe a combination of a hot, windy day and maximum zoom on the lens. Either way, I think it's neat, and it makes me wonder what lies just beyond that point. Any suggestions?

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