Not the kind of beach for sun worshipers but just our kind of beach. Every day we create our own mini-megalithic park that the waves erase overnight Each stone is unique in size, weight, color and some, instead of making a dull clunking sound, sing when they strike together, like chimes. You can’t be in a rush when you’re balancing rocks. You can’t have somewhere more important that you have to be. All your focus has to be on that one individual stone, in that moment, learning it’s shape and weight and making small adjustments until you hit the sweet spot where all is in balance.
The stones do crazy things to the water as the tides come in, causing geyers. The water sounds different hitting irregular rocks rather than soft smooth sand, giving a real voice to the water instead of a whisper.
Our garden was on a tour a few years ago. One visitor looked at the stacked stones in our garden and asked how we did it. “I’m going to do it in my garden, but I’ll just drill a hole through them and thread a pipe” he responded after hearing our explanation.
We’ll just keep playing with the natural balance and enjoy the process.