The last few weeks have been very busy here with the opening of the Tide Gates at the newly restored Bandon Marsh Ni-les’tun Unit. Yesterday was spent shooting aerial video and stills from the same aircraft used last year to shoot the demolition process. See More Now that the tides are returning to the marshland it’s slowly reverting to what it was a hundred years ago. Click any of the images below for a BIG view.
New waterways, painstakingly carved into the hundred year old cattle farm. Now, with the levees removed the mixture of salt and fresh water flow in and out of the land twice a day. Former critters and plants of the dry-land cattle farm are either leaving the area or succumbing to the new environment.
On the way to the shoot I was able to grab a quick panorama image looking at Coquille Point, the city of Bandon and the marsh toward the horizon line. The shoot from the plane was spectacular and a great way to see the Oregon Coast as Blue and I prepare to pack up the motor home and head toward Portland next week.