Beach Cairn, Cape Meares

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© Michael Hatten htt… on October 20, 2007

Hello Jim,

Wonderful series of images you've been getting. Can you tell me the significance of these Rock Cairns? I see them everywhere I go.


Jim Dockery on October 21, 2007


When you find them in the mountains they are often trail markers, but on the beach like this they are merely decrative. I found a small one on this log and added on to make this one for some photos. I have many of them around my yard. Check out this link for some of the amazing work of Andy Goldsworthywho works with natural materials - his books and video are very inspriational.

© Michael Hatten htt… on October 21, 2007

Thanks Jim,

I'll check out the link.

By the way. Have you ever heard of these Cairns being called "Stone Boys"?? I vaugely remember hearing it somewhere.

Keep up the Great Work!


David Bertizzolo on January 8, 2008

Fabulous cairn jim. David.

Antonia Frau Martin on February 27, 2009

Bonitos los colores, gran nitidez y muy buena composición. Saludos

©karin garcia on June 6, 2009

You know the Tag " Steinmännchen" ? Your picture is beautiful.

Greetings Karin

alopex2000 on September 8, 2011

Favorit for this meditative shot. Best wishes, alopex.

SiteOne on October 30, 2011

It look´s like a duck... :-)

P@@ul on February 15, 2012

Joli tas de cailloux !

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