Tunnel Island - 200606LJW

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Comments (8)

♫ Swissmay on October 1, 2008

Grüezi Larry, great photo! That looks interesting! Is there a story to the tunnel? The elephant in colour and shape looks amazing! :) Gruess, May

Larry Workman QIN on October 2, 2008

Grüezi May.

In the 1930's there was only one small hole visible on this side of the sandstone island, yet there was a large open cave facing the sea. The force of the ocean over the years has enlarged the opening on this side.

Each year the rocks inside the cave are moved around and it changes greatly.

Uf Wiederluege, Larry

♫ Swissmay on October 2, 2008

Thanks Larry for the explanation! That demonstrates the force of the water. It looks as if one day it will break in two islands to shape some new "animal" maybe. :)

Liebi Grüess, May

watcherinthewoods on February 26, 2010

Larry, Your photos are AMAZINGLY SPECTACULAR. You really express how FANTASTIC this part of Washington really is!! I thought I already appreciated the beauty of Grays Harbor, until I saw what you have captured!!! I have never seen some of the areas you photograph, and almost can't believe it's all real!

Larry Workman QIN on March 2, 2010

Thank you very much! There are a lot of hidden treasures in Grays Harbor County.

shultman on May 26, 2010

Larry, I've been searching all afternoon for a picture of Tunnel island for an educational Flash piece on our ColumbiaKids website. I'd like to talk to you about whether we could arrange for permission to use your photo in the interactive. Would you be willing to allow this use with credit to you as the photographer? I don't see any contact info for you here.

I'm reluctant to put my email address into a comment, but if you go to http://www.washingtonhistory.org/wshs/contact.aspx, I am listed. Please email me if you'd be willing! Thanks!

Sharon Hultman Digital Projects Manager Washington State Historical Society

cbaisan on October 9, 2011

Cool spot! So you can walk here at low tide? (maybe a little hard to scramble up to the forest...)

Larry Workman QIN on October 11, 2011

Hi Chris. Yes, you can walk to it at low tide, depending on which side of the island that the river is flowing. The river moves from one side to the other over several years. It is possible to go in the cave, but I have never been to the top.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 10, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Larry Workman QIN
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2006/06/29 08:46:03
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 15.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash