The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mystery Good Fences


Cedar Island, North Carolina

While waiting for our ferry departure the following day
I was able to get a couple fence shots for Good Fences.
I wasn't sure of the purpose was for this fence - keep the ocean back from the sand or keep the sand back from the ocean.

A so-so version in black and white

Inland, back where we camped for the night stood the Fence For No Reason.
It was open field off to the right out of view in this photo and behind me.

The other side were these long ago put in place fence posts with no rope, cables or anything.
And the wind never ceased to blow as you can see by the white-caps on the ocean.

For some Good Fences that serve a purpose go to TexWisGirl's Good Fences


23 comments:

  1. I would think the fence helps to keep the sand from being washed away with the storms.. Love the last shot, pretty waterscape.. Have a happy day!

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  2. Now you open with my kind of place. All of these are just beautiful!

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  3. laughing at your 'fence for no reason'. :) too hard to pull up those posts, i'd reckon.

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  4. There are probably lots of mystery fences around. Perhaps they once had a purpose but no more.

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  5. Wow, that sand is so white, it looks like snow! Love your last shot!

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  6. Seems nearly all beaches have some kind of fence...not sure for the reason, either.

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  7. do like your first photo and your comment on it...and the fence with no reason does put forth a 'why?'....

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  8. John,
    Nice views of the ocean and the fences. I like'em all.

    Peace :)

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  9. It almost looks like snow in those first couple of photos. I like them.

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  10. aren't the beaches on the east coast so different from the west?!! beautiful photos!

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  11. I think I like the b&w version of the first photo better.

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  13. For some reason Blogger likes to post my comments twice.

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  14. Nice views of the ocean and the "mystery" fences. It is very nice to meet you via Good Fences.

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  15. What a beautiful view in that last shot. I'm sure the posts served some kind of a purpose at one time. Loving the "white" sand.

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  16. These are beautiful images John.

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  17. Love the b&w version of the first shot.

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  18. Questions are good...but, sometimes I do like an answer.... I wonder what it is in these instances? ...

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  19. The last photo might be a graveyard for fence posts?? ;) Sure makes an interesting photo!

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  20. I love the beach fences, which are common to keep the sand dunes from being washed out to sea, although this one is more like a wall. And the sand does look like snow... it's so white!

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  21. Love that first sand fence. I agree it looks better in color.
    Finally getting around to visit fences from last week. I love this link up!
    Rinda

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