Friday, October 14, 2011
Tar Balls on South Carolina's Folly Beach
On Thursday, October 13, 2011 I went to what is left of Folly Beach to collect trash for my upcoming window installation, Two Hours at the Beach. It was a disturbing trip. First, Folly Beach's County Park is closed due to severe erosion caused by Hurricane Irene. The damage is shocking. There's nothing left of most of dunes at the end of the island. Second, there were all sorts of black "rocks" littering the sand and leeching coffee like stains back into the ocean. On closer inspection, they weren't really "rocks" but TAR BALLS. Some were the size of bowling balls. The small ones could be easily broken by hand. This video shows my husband Steve breaking one of the small ones I brought back.