Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Driftwood Huts

So, we happened upon another driftwood 'hut' on this trip, but on a different part of the coast - at Schooner Gulch. This one has pretty easy, obvious access to the building location and materials.

This is the beach end of Salal Trail, one of the public access trails which Sea Ranch was forced to develop and maintain due to litigation. According to California law, a certain amount of all coastline (everything below high tide) is open to the public. Private entities may own coastal property, but the beach proper is open to the hoi polloi. Most small owners aren't required to develop trails, etc. to allow access through their property (people can and do access these parts of the coastline by boat). But Sea Ranch proposed to develop such a large part of the coast that they were successfully sued to provide access trails. The whole hoopla led to the development of the California Coastal Commission, which oversees the public interest on issues impacting our incredible coastline.

I like how the builders used seaweed for 'netting' as well as to tie joints together. The 'roof' is canvas. The tire seems to be placed there on purpose - it reminded me of a beanbag chair for some reason...

hmmm.....that's the same Gibson Girl blouse, the same jeggings, the same hoodie.....the top two photos are from two different days, i confess. I did change my shoes and socks, though! The blouse closer to my skin is the spruced-up Windy Flapper blouse. I'd intended to add lace trim to this blouse all along (to match the inspiration) but only ran across lace i liked for the purpose a couple of weeks ago. So i stitched it on the day before we left. It's a pretty rose pattern of rayon/cotton fiber. I'm planning on picking up some more to make into a scarf, and dyeing it a mid-blue color. The natural fiber should take the dye well.

Jean Jacket: Royal Robbins
Blouse: own design, inspired by some girls wander
Necklace, Grey Floral Scarf: gifts
All Else: see yesterday's post

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