FEET OF CLAY - THE REVELATION OF SANKATY BLUFF
The difficulties of home ownership on Baxter Road are well documented,
but there are other stories being told at Sankaty; ones of creation long before
the current destruction, ones of great movement of the foundation of our
island before the moving of summer houses, ones of marine life 100,000
years before seaside holidays.
Over the last several years, Sankaty has been revealing itself in a remarkable
display of color and texture unexpected in a world of sand and scrub. Iron
ore, gray, yellow, red and blue clay, fossilized shells and stones are mixed
together in some places and held separate in others by the unimaginable
force of the glacier that formed the island. Many of the revelations come
after storms. Most are soon covered again by blowing sand or cascading earth.
What we have recorded here is no longer visible, but it’s certain that much
more will be revealed.
as...the feet were part of iron and part of clay, so shall the kingdom
be partly strong and partly broken.
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