Thursday, 28 February 2013

Glass Beach

Glass Ground by Surf at Fort Bragg's Glass Beach
During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps. In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach. The beach is now an unofficial tourist attraction and the California State Park System has gone so far as purchasing the property and incorporating it into surrounding MacKerricher State Park.


WOS_Jesus is LORD said...

the story for some reason makes me think of 'the Alabaster Song', by Southern Star, and 'O What A Morning' when the stars begin to fall ... .
Do you think our churches, whether 'born again,' or 'otherwise' might be capable of anything like this? I mean to incorporate this 'messed up area' into a "lovingly state park area" covering the whole earth, with Mount Sion filling àll the earth. Smile

Unknown said...

...Hi Lannie, nothing is impossible with God!