washed up trap | washed-up-trap.jpg
the beach on the bates-morse mountain preserve is a serene stretch of uncrowded sand that seems to collect a fair number of lobster traps in the summer and fall. angry storms push them up out of their way when they blow in. as the tides wash in and out, they are slowly buried and twisted into piles and their ropes are arranged into smooth lines of grace. this lone trap seems to have lost most of its rope but left a beautiful eddy pattern behind.
bates-morse mountain preserve, phippsburg maine.