|Sea stacks on Highway 1 near Elk, in Northern California|
|Sea stacks at Point Orford in Oregon|
Subduction zones produce some of the worst of geologic disasters, including massive earthquakes and devastating tsunamis. But the deformation of the Earth's crust also causes the formation of mountains and rugged coast lines that make some of the world's most beautiful scenery. And that is where today's post originates. I had the privilege of spending a few days making my way south along Oregon 101 and Highway 1 in Northern California on my way home from Christmas visits, and we saw a stunning variety of shoreline features including the sea stacks that I am emphasizing today.
|Sea stacks near Brookings, Oregon, I think. Anyone recognize them?|
|Restless seas in the morning at Fort Bragg in Northern California|
|At the mouth of the Navarro River just south of Mendocino in Northern California|
|Sea arch in a stack at Navarro Beach in Northern California near Mendocino.|
|Sea stacks at Navarro Beach on the Northern California coast.|