Coast Walk 2 Still Life

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher

Coast Walk 2: from the Town Beach to Cromwell Harbor; January 6-10, 2015

From left to right, top to bottom:

Hovering above: plastic ring, sea glass

Row 1: young Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis), Northern Rock Barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides), more mussels

Row 2: granite beach stone, Corallina officinalis, plastic marker cap, driftwood, Dog Whelks (Nucella lapillus)

Row 3: sea glass, fish eggs (dried out now but there’s a photo of them fresh in the CW2 blog post), sea glass, more mussels (not sure if they’re Blue or Horse Mussels), acorn (probably Quercus rubra), beach stone, mussels

Row4: Dog whelk, more mussels, Rough Periwinkles (Littorina saxatilis)

Row 5: Seaweed attached to barnacle, Smooth Periwinkles (Littorina obtusata), sea glass, plastic thingy (I think it’s from a glow stick), beach stone

Row 6: Rough Periwinkles, granite beach stone, sea glass, mussels

Row 7: Dog whelks, Horse Mussel (Modiolus modiolus)


The full Coast Walk Project description is right here, but in a nutshell, I plan to walk all the way around the shoreline of Mount Desert Island. I’m inviting lots of people to join me to talk about their interest in the shoreline, whether it’s human history, marine biology, tourism, birds, fishing, eel grass, geology, just about everything – and I’ll be posting those interviews as I go. I’ll also be producing a still life photo for each walk. If you’d like to join me, I can’t wait to hear what you have to share! Use the Contact tab on my project site to set that up – tell me which section of the shore you’re interested in, and have a look at the Permission Slips tab, too.

Wish me luck, and decent weather!
Hope to see you on the shore,