the shipwreck

Grabbed family and drove out to Ocean Beach to see the freshly exposed wreck of the medium clipper King Philip, which foundered there in 1878 with a cargo of guano and the loss of no hands. There’s not much to see, just the weathered planks rooted in the sand and the grey Pacific raking them with its cold. But still, we had to see it, this time traveller, rare visitor from the past, the mahogany ship given form. Then the fog came in like a wet blanket and we scampered away to dinner at Tower Burger.

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