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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Good Ocean Fence


Mustang Island, Texas

There must have been a reason...

...your guess would be better than mine.

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22 comments:

Carole M. said...

...there must be an answer ... somewhere

s.c said...

Here in the netherlands it its used to break the current or waves so the sand from the beach is not drifting away. Perhaps here the same.

biebkriebels said...

I see s.c. has answered you already. It reminded me at once at our own typical coastal defense in the south part of our country. When the water can go through the posts, the flow is being curbed, but there is no soil washed away.

CJ said...

I thought they might be leftovers from an old pier. Very nice photo.

TexWisGirl said...

really neat scene! love both versions! thanks for linking this!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Fantastic shot. My guess was a break water as suggested.

Jackie McGuinness said...

My guess was also old pier. See, you do learn something new everyday.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like both versions. Actually, I'm surprised that the B&W turned out so well.

21 Wits said...

I do like both views, of course being there is the best of all. The mystery surrounding it probably is listed somewhere, and everyone's guess makes sense, even being an old pier, or dock, as we also have them as well here.

MarkD60 said...

Proabaly to keep horses from going up the beach, unless they went swimming. Or a property line?

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos!

bj said...

I love this photo....:)
It just looks like FUN to me.

Felicia said...

don't know but they're beautiful images.

Mary Hone said...

I just love that it leads to the ocean. My kind of fence.

Lynn said...

stunning beach shots, we've a place here that has post lines like this, shorter and not anywhere there are waves like this. We were told they had something to do with the now defunct salt mining, I don't imagine this applies here :-).

Karen said...

Wow! What an arresting sight!

GreenComotion said...

Gorgeous find, John.

Peace :)

RedPat said...

I've seen them in England too where they are used to stop the sand from being washed away. I love the first pic!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It's a shame that others have enlightened you; I was going to tell you that I've seen the other end of that fence over here in England!

barbara l. hale said...

What wonderful photos!

Rose said...

These are wonderful...really like them a lot.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous images!